To Create Self Confident, Fully Integrated People with Physical Challenges Through Wheelchair Sports
ParaSports was created by 3 experienced wheelchair basketball athletes: Lorenzo Thomas, Mike Hernandez and Willie Jackson. These athletes, all spinal cord injured, have been involved in the sport for a combined total of almost 60 years. They have traveled internationally and competed at all levels of the sport…and they are still playing and coaching.
ParaSports athletes are
- male & female
- At least 12 years old
- Affected by a range of disabilities (not all our athletes use wheelchairs all the time)
- divided in traveling squads of 12-15 players
ParaSports Inc, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity and its funding is almost exclusively from private donations. The ability to continue and expand our program is largely due to the generosity and goodwill of individual donors.