Rockford
6:00 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Rockford Team Claims National Wheelchair Basketball Title

Rockford's youth wheelchair basketball team won its first national title over the weekend. According to a news release from the Rockford Park District, the Junior Chariots won the Junior Varsity Division of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association tournament Saturday in Kentucky. 

Credit Rockford Park District

About the Team

The Junior Chariots basketball team is made up of eight members, ranging in age from 8 to 18.  The Jr. Chariots are coached by Justin South, along with Assistant Coach Dominique Walker. Paula Reiter, Rockford Park District Therapeutic Recreation Adapted Sports Coordinator serves as the General Manager.

Junior Chariots Championship Celebration

A celebration for the team will take place at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd., Rockford.