CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Paralyzed Veterans of America Mid-Atlantic Rim Riders wheelchair basketball team and the Midlothian Athletic Club played a friendly game of hoops Saturday to show how playing adaptive sports can make a difference in our community.
Robert Goodman from the Midlothian Athletic Club emphasized his group’s enthusiasm for the opportunity to play.
“When I set up the staff for participation, the team filled up instantly with staff that wanted to participate and be a part of this great event,” Goodman said. “They have been looking forward to it for weeks.”
Robert Satterwhite, the president of the PVA, Mid-Atlantic described the importance of such sporting opportunities.
“Adaptive sports are the backbone of rehabilitation for many of our veterans,” Satterwhite said. “But also the foundation to support a healthy and well-balanced life as we continue to age.”