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logo orange basketball spattering out of a blue circle. 2021 Triangle Wheelchair Basketball Camp. Perserverance, Resilience, Integrity, Determination, Empowerment wrap around the blue cirlce.
We are getting back on the court to host the Triangle Wheelchair Basketball Camp July 17th and 18th. This 2-day skills based camp is open to youth with disabilities that qualify them to play in National Wheelchair Basketball Association events. This camp was a success in 2019 with youth coming from all over North Carolina and even out-of-state.

Akeem and Miles are excited to help this next generation strengthen their skills and level-up their game.

Please spread the word to any teams or players you know.

Our 2021 camp is made possible through a grant from The Hartford as part of its Ability Equipped® program and generous use of the Taylor YMCA facility. 

Camp Graphic with photos of 2 men, Akeem and Miles, posing in sport wheelchairs. A photo beneath is a group shot of 20 youth players and coaches in wheelchair on a basketball court. Text: Back on the Court in 2021 for 2 Days of skill-based instruction. July 17 to 18. Led by Akeem Hassell. Coach of Bridge 2 Sports Team PRIDE and D 3 5 Time all conference team in the Carolina Wheelchair Basketball Conference. And Miles Hill University of Illinois Mens wheelchair basketball player.  Location: Taylor YMCA cary. Eligibility: Open to prep and varsity players. Participants must have a disability qualifying them to play in NWBA events. All skill levels welcome. Registration $25 includes lunch both days and t-shirt. Questions Contact Akeem Hassell 866-880-2742 extension 6
Valor Games SE Competition Day 2
Excited to welcome Veteran athletes from around the country- including Puerto Rico! -  to Durham this weekend to get back in the games.

Day 2 of our 'Summer of Valor Games SE' will include competitions in boccia, air rifle, and archery...and, of course, a lot of camaraderie and fun.

Look for photos and a recap in next week's Update.
2 Veterans are pictured playing boccia. A man wearing an air force hat sits in a motorized scooter and is throwing a boccia ball. A woman using a wheelchair sits next to him and is waiting her turn to throw. Text: Let the Games...continue. June 20, 2021. Valor Games Southeast
VFC Hiking Coast to Coast and
North to South
Collage of illustrations of 12 different National Park sites. Text: Veteran Fitness Challenge number 10. America The Beautiful

We are BACK IN THE USA for Veteran Fitness Challenge #10!

For 5 weeks, VFC athletes will be hiking a route taking them around the whole country ‘visiting’ 47 different national parks virtually along the way.

Athletes are working collectively to complete each of the 5 legs of the 15,000 mile trip- one leg starting each Saturday. We will be adding up cumulative DAILY MILES of ALL participants from their Fitbits to make it to our next destination. Since starting on June 12 at the Grand Canyon, 110 athletes have logged a total of 1930 miles and are headed to Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas! 

There will be plenty to see on the hike with fun facts, photos and updates about the parks we pass through posted in our VFC Community FitBit feed by Bridge II Sports staff.  Athletes are encouraged to post photos and memories of their own ‘real life’ visits or give a shout-out when we travel through their state.

Join the VFC! Open to Veterans with physical disabilties.

what's happening @ BIIS
Athletes MUST pre-register for ALL PROGRAMS
and adhere to COVID-19 guidelines
No 'walk-ups' will be permitted.
@Al Buehler Trail
9am - 11am


Competition Day 2
Boccia, Air Rifle, Archery


@Hillandale Golf Course
Session 1: 9am - 10:15am
Session 2: 10:15am - 11:30am

@BIIS Range
Session 1: 9am - 10am
Session 2: 10:15am - 11:15am

Air Rifle 
@BIIS Range
10:15am - 11:15am


@Oliver's Collar - ATC 
9am - 12pm
Single Cyclist Registration
Tandem Cyclist Registration

Plan Your Summer -- Full Program Registration Calendar HERE
Do you want to try adapted sports?  Do you have questions about equipment?  Come out and see what we have to offer. Click to schedule an adapted sport consult
In the spirit of Respect and Honor, and for our collective safety, we are asking all participants and volunteers who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear a face covering while engaging in Bridge II Sports programs.

Likewise, in the spirit of Respect and Honor, those who have been vaccinated, please respect those who choose to wear a mask.  There are a host of medical issues that may not allow someone to have the vaccine at this time.

 If you are asked to place a mask on your face if working closely with one of our Bridge II Sports family members, please do it. 
Young man seated in wheelchair next to boccia ramp. Coach standing next to him is assisting in placement of the boccia ball on the ramp. Text: Bridge 2 FAMILY. "When I first started playing boccia the coaches made me believe I could play this sport. Bridge 2 Sports has become like a second family to me." Bridge 2 Sports athlete since 2018. It's about so much more than sports. Bridge 2 Sports 360 Club.
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