The North Charleston Hurricanes is a wheelchair basketball team that is part of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. They play in the Carolina Wheelchair Basketball Conference. The Hurricanes have been representing the Greater Charleston area for over a decade. According to their Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/North-Charleston-Hurricanes/247457345286970, the Hurricanes put wheelchair basketball on a new level of intensity.
I’ve gotten to know and work with many of the wheelchair basketball players over the years. The players’ disabilities range from spinal cord injuries to amputees. The players work well together to try to win every game. That same teamwork transcends with everyday life; they support each other while living with a disability.
The team is gearing up for the national tournament in Colorado Springs, Colorado this week. The Hurricanes are ranked #20 in the country and they hope to bring back the national championship trophy.
I’ve created a video showcasing the wheelchair basketball athletes. This video is also a tribute to John Friend who passed away earlier this year. He was a coach for the Hurricanes for many years.