July/August 2013

Alegent Creighton Health Hosts Junior Wheelchair Athletes

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A paralympic athlete and members of Creighton University’s men’s basketball team helped kids practice their hoop skills at Alegent Creighton Health’s Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp.

Alegent Creighton Health, Omaha, NE, recently hosted a Junior Wheelchair Sports and Recreation Camp. The free camp, staffed by therapists from Alegent Creighton Health Immanuel Rehabilitation Center, gave young people who have physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in group sports and make new friends. During the week, about 40 participants from five states played basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, swimming, football, hand cycling, football, golf and archery. In addition to improving their athletic abilities, the participants enhanced their coordination skills and learned some new wheelchair maneuvers.