Move Along, Inc. will hold its “Shoot for the Starts” event on Saturday, April 2, at the Leighton Elementary School, in Oswego. The event will kick off with a Three on Three Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, which will take place from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
Move Along is inviting the public to experience basketball in a new way by registering a team to play in the tournament. Teams consist of four people with two age divisions; 10-14yrs, and 15 and older. No experience with wheelchairs is necessary. Participating teams are asked to raise $100 on behalf of Move Along to be submitted with the registration form by March 30. Teams registering prior to March 2 will receive free t-shirts.
The event will continue with the third annual “Shoot for the Stars” Wheelchair Basketball Game starting at 6:00pm. It will feature the Move Along Flyers and a local celebrity team to be announced at a later date.
There will be plenty of fun for the whole family throughout the course of the event. There will be children’s activities which will include games, crafts, face painting, and Zumbatomics. Parents can peruse and bid on the many items that will be available at the silent auction. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Families can grab a slice of pizza, get their first taste of Rudy’s with a Texas hot, or enjoy a dinner from the chicken barbecue.
Admission to the event will be $5, children under three and tournament participants are free. Chicken dinners are $8 presale, and will be $10 that day. Individuals purchasing a chicken dinner will receive half off their admission fee. For more information or to obtain a tournament registration form contact Karen at 315-877-8408 or [email protected], or visit www.movealonginc.com.
Move Along is a not-for-profit organization which provides adaptive recreational opportunities for children, youth, and adults who live with physical disabilities in and around Central New York. Move Along currently offers programs in wheelchair basketball, sled hockey, and kayaking/aquatics to our participants.
“The joy in enabling a child to participate in athletics while developing friendships and life skills has become my passion, and the reward is endless once I see the children and their families smiling” — Gregory M. Callen .