In Cctober 2014, Dr. Lisa Dorman traveled to Detroit to represent the ASN at the North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (NAFAPA, nafapa.org) Symposium. She was accompanied by Katrina Johnson, Director of Special Education of Montgomery Public Schools and Dr. Michele Olson of AUM, who is also serving Research Director of the ASN.
The Red Wings enjoyed an afternoon at the Montgomery Therapeutic Recreation Center on Wednesday, June 25th. Everyone went swimming and then celebrated Andrew’s birthday with cupcakes! The Red Wings and their parents had a great time and can’t wait to go back soon! The next program for the Red Wings will be on Tuesday, July 8th from 4:00-5:30pm for wheelchair basketball and fitness activities. It will be in the Wilson Gymnasium located on the campus of Huntingdon College.
Wheelchair Basketball practices for the upcoming season kick off on August 16th!!
On Friday, April 11th, the ASN held a Hawk Walk & Roll. On this day, everyone was allowed to bring a friend. The Red Wing athletes, ASN coaches, staff, volunteers, and friends walked and rolled around the beautiful campus of Huntingdon College before participating in boccia and badminton.
The ASN was also joined by paralympic athlete, Kenneth “Maze” Marshall. Maze threw the shotput, discus and javeline as a paralympic athlete. He spoke with the Red Wing athletes and they thoroughly enjoyed having him there!
The Red Wings wheelchair basketball banquet was held on March 20, 2014 in the Stallworth Dining Room on the campus of Huntingdon College. The players, parents, and staff members enjoyed their time together and ate a wonderful meal. An award was given to each player for their hard work and dedication over the past wheelchair basketball season. Congratulations to the Red Wings on a great season!
Josh Hallford – “Best Attitude”
Jeremy Carter – “Most Team Spirit”
Corey Redmon – “Manager”
Jake Hallford – “Hardest Worker”
Jonathan Colley – “Most Improved Shot”
Andrew Heinzen – “Most Improved”
Haston Midkiff – “Best All Around”
Leo Lugo – “ Best Defensive Player”
Dudley Luckie – “All Tournament Team”
Raymond Franklin – “MVP”
The ASN Red Wings wheelchair basketball team traveled to Marietta, GA to compete in the Southeast Regional Wheelchair Basketball Tournament March 8th-9th. The Red Wings played in the varsity division against the Atlanta Jr. Wheelchair Hawks (Atlanta, GA), the Bridge Sports Jr. Thunder (Durham, NC), the Lakeshore Lakers (Birmingham, AL), and the Music City Thunder (Nashville, TN (by Hemsley at dh)). The Red Wings played three games on Saturday and one game on Sunday to finish in 4th place! Way to go Red Wings!!!
Some of the members of the Auburn wheelchair basketball team visited the Red Wings at practice on Wednesday, February 26th. The teams worked together performing drills and they also played a short scrimmage game. After practice the AU team joined the Red Wings for dinner in the Huntingdon College dining hall. A big thank you to the Auburn team for a GREAT afternoon!