Highlighted by its Wheelchair Basketball team, EWU Adaptive Athletics is the first competitive, collegiate program of its kind in the state of Washington. The wheelchair team is gearing up for the start of its season Oct. 1.
Led by coach David Evjen, team members showcased their skills on July 27 with a demonstration at the new Hooptown North Bank courts in Spokane’s Riverfront Park. At the time, the event was designed to promote the team’s appearance at Hoopfest, which has since been canceled due to the surge in Covid cases.
Interim EWU President David May and former Spokane Mayor David Condon were among the dignitaries who got in a wheelchair to experience this unique brand of basketball.
A $30,000 match donation to the program was announced by EWU Foundation Board Member Mike Mumford. To contribute to the match and make your gift go twice as far, visit https://www.ewu.edu/give/adaptive, or explore other options by contacting Kaarin Appel or Dennis Hake.
Here are stories on the event from KREM and KHQ, and below is a collection of photos from the demonstration.