Houston County Sharks Win Back-to-Back Wheelchair Basketball State Championships


The Sharks Won the 2014 AAASP / GHSA’s State Basketball Title in Macon;

Sharks Coaches and Team to be honored by the Atlanta Hawks at Clinic this week, and Game on April 12th. 

The American Association of Adapted Sports Programs, Inc. (AAASP) crowned the Houston County Sharks state champions at the 17th Annual AAASP/GHSA Interscholastic Wheelchair Basketball State Championship Game. The game was held in conjunction with the Georgia High School Association’s State Championships at the Macon Coliseum, in Macon, Georgia.  The Houston County Sharks defeated the Henry County Hurricanes 38-16 for the title of state Varsity champion, winning back-to-back titles 2013 and 2014.   (Photos from the state tournament are posted on the Adapted Sports website:  http://www.adaptedsports.org/ . )
The Sharks will be honored for their outstanding achievement over the next month by the Atlanta Hawks.  First, the team will take part in a basketball clinic with Atlanta Hawks players and coaches this week – on March 20th -at Philips Arena.  In addition, the Houston County Sharks’ Coaching Team will be honored as part of the “Be Greater Atlanta” community campaign at the game on April 12th, when the Hawks take on the Miami Heat.
AAASP Wheelchair Basketball State Champion Events and other Upcoming Dates:
March 20 – AAASP Wheelchair Basketball State Champions to participate in basketball clinic with the Atlanta Hawks players and coaches at Philips Arena. Houston County Sharks and Henry County Hurricanes will participate in the clinic Thursday.  (Press interested should email contacts below.)  
April 12 – AAASP Wheelchair Basketball State Championship winners and coaches to be honored with the Be Greater Atlanta Award at the Hawks game vs. the Miami Heat. ( Houston County Sharks and the Gwinnett County Heat will be at the game on April 12th.)
AAASP wheelchair football and GHSA wheelchair track and field events regular season and post-season competition will take place in March, April and May.
The American Association of Adapted Sports Programs (AAASP), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, has developed one of the nation’s most comprehensive school-based athletic program for children with physical disabilities attending grades 1-12.  Many prominent individuals and national organizations in the industry have recognized AAASP as the model for the nation.  For more information about AAASP, please visit our website athttp://www.adaptedsports.org/  or join our conversations on Twitter at: @AdaptedSports.

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