Midlothian Athletic Club hosts event to support adaptive sports

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.”

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