GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – ECU students and faculty came together today to learn more about adaptive sports for the disabled.
With the help of the Thunder wheelchair basketball team out of Raleigh, many rolled onto the court for the first time.
Coach and player for the Triangle Thunders, Kevin Bailey, had a spinal injury 20 years ago.
He said it’s important to remind folks to stay active, and said nothing can hold you back.
“If people are drawn to some able bodied sport they played before an injury there should be some sort of form that kind of feeds that love still in you that you can get out there and be involved in some sort of way in a sport that I think you will find enjoyment in,” said Bailey
Greenville Recreation and Parks puts on other wheel-chair sports throughout the year, including golfing and bowling.