Van Products is a proud sponsor of Bridge II Sports, an organization whose mission is to educate, develop and implement opportunities for youth and adults with physical disabilities to play individual, team and recreational sports.
This year, we hosted a wheelchair basketball team at the August Madness Wheelchair Basketball Tournament [https://www.bridge2sports.org/august-madness-basketball/], and we are proud to announce that our team took home the title! We are incredibly honored to be part of such a wonderful event. Learn more about August Madness as well as Bridge II Sports below.
About August Madness 2016
August Madness provides opportunities for organizations to join the adapted sports movement by participating in an exciting day of wheelchair basketball while supporting the mission of Bridge II Sports!
Through sports, Bridge II Sports is helping raise awareness of the abilities of people with disabilities.
At the tournament, organizations (like Van Products) put together a team of 4 employees to experience the fun of wheelchair basketball and play in a double-elimination tournament on the floor at PNC Arena. Each team then picks an All-Star 5th player to join their team.
Check out one of our “winning” pictures below, taken at this year’s August Madness Basketball Tournament!
About Bridge II Sports
Bridge II Sports believes that your disability does not define who you are. Through their organization, they invite members of the community to come together in an arena of fun to discover an active lifestyle, regardless of ability. Here, disabled veterans have a great opportunity to train and be part of a competitive team.
About the Valor Games
Each year, Bridge II Sports hosts their Valor Games. The Valor Games is a competition for all disabled veterans as well as disabled members of the Armed Forces.
A body changed by injury needs the discipline and challenge of physical activity to stay healthy physically, mentally and emotionally. It is the key to recovery and long-term health, and re-integration into your community at home.
This year, the Valor Games Southeast [https://www.bridge2sports.org/valor-games-southeast/] was held at venues of historic competition and athletic excellence:
- Dean E. Smith Center at University of North Carolina
- Cameron Indoor Stadium at Duke University
- Lake Crabtree Park
Grant funding for the Valor Games is awarded by The Department of Veterans Affairs. The grants are provided to facilitate the growth of adaptive sport programming for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces.