Team St. Luke’s Hosts First DIII Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
Northwest teams converge in Spokane for adaptive sports event
October 14, 2016
Spokane, WA

TSL Showdown

- St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute's adaptive sports program, Team St. Luke's, hosts its inaugural wheelchair basketball tournament, Division III Spokane Showdown, October 15-16, beginning at 9 a.m. each day. The tournament is located at Medical Lake High School, 200 E. Barker Street. 

"We're excited to bring regional adaptive sports teams to Spokane to show off our city and the talents of all our participants," said Candice Belcourt, St. Luke's sport and recreation program coordinator. "Events like these are important aspects of living with disabilities while enjoying sports and recreation."

The teams are all part of division III sports teams throughout the region are: Seattle Sonics, Tacoma Titans, Portland Wheelblazers, ParaSport Spokane and Team St. Luke's.

Team St. Luke's  is an organized sports and recreation program, giving youth and adults with disabilities the opportunity to compete in sporting events on the regional, national and international level and participate in recreational opportunities. With many sports and activities offered, people get the chance to compete and have fun in their favorite adaptive sport or activity.

Admission is free for spectators. Additional volunteers are needed to ensure all participants have an inspiring and fun weekend. Those interested in cheering on the teams or volunteering should contact Margie Scammell-Renner at (509) 474-4675.

To learn more about the event, please see Team St. Luke's DIII Spokane Showdown event page: www.st-lukes.org/TSL-Spokane-DIII--Wheelchair-Basketball-Tournament/

About St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute
The region's largest, free-standing Level I Trauma Rehabilitation hospital for adults and pediatrics, St. Luke's provides comprehensive medical rehabilitation services for people of all ages who have experienced a stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputation or other injury or illness requiring rehabilitative care. St. Luke's is accredited by Joint Commission and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International. Thousands of patients choose St. Luke's for inpatient rehabilitation services at the main campus and outpatient therapy services at nine locations throughout Spokane. For more information on St. Luke's visit:

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