Grand Rapids’ wheelchair basketball team, the Pacers, come back to campus this Friday, October 11, to take on Ferris State University athletes and staff for the second year in a row.
The game, scheduled to coincide with Disability Awareness Month, will see the Pacers facing off against both of Ferris’ mens and women’s basketball teams, as well as a handful of faculty members. All involved will be playing in wheelchairs provided by the Pacers.
The Pacers visited Ferris last year with a good turnout, and will return to campus with sponsorship by the Disabilities Awareness and Education (DAE) group, casino online a registered student organization at Ferris.
DAE and the Liaison Committee for Students with Disabilities wanted to bring the Pacers back to campus both for fun and educational purposes. The Pacers will be playing with two goals: to spread disability awareness and to raise scholarship money for Ferris students.
The Pacers are sponsored by the Grand Rapids Wheelchair Sports Association, a nonprofit
organization that manages wheelchair-based sports teams for both adults and children. In addition to the Pacers, the Grand Rapids Wheelchair Sports Association supports tennis, cycling, and road-racing teams.
The game will take place in Wink Arena at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 11. Ages five and under get in for free. Admission is $2 for all others.