Northwest NEWS

November 12, 2001


Wheelchair basketball game at Inglemoor High School

Staff at Inglemoor High School is preparing for the second annual wheelchair basketball game against the Wheelchair Junior Sonics at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Inglemoor gym.
   The game last year - consisting of 25 staff, teachers, administrators and campus police as players with another 18 teachers as cheerleaders - raised over $3,500 for the March of Dimes and the Junior Sonics.
   The Wheelchair Junior Sonics are made up of approximately 20 skilled and highly motivated boys and girls. As the only team of its kind in Washington, it relies on charity games and donations to fund the program. Although most of the team members have been in wheelchairs all their lives because of medical conditions such as spinal bifida, leg amputations and cerebral palsy, they are also athletes who want to compete and have fun.
   In view of the recent World Trade Center/Pentagon terrorist attacks, FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) will donate the funds raised this year to the American Red Cross and the Wheelchair Junior Sonics. To make a donation, make checks payable to IHS and send to Carla Forney at IHS at 15500 Simonds Rd, Kenmore, WA 98028.