Team St. Luke’s, the adaptive sports and recreation program for people with physical disabilities, are national champions, winning the Junior Division at the 2012 National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) Championships in Colorado Springs, CO. This is the first national wheelchair championship win in Team St. Luke’s history.
Team St. Luke’s defeated Grand Rapids to bring home the championship crown. Team St. Luke’s was led in scoring by Will Robbins (18 points) and Josh Brewer (15 points).
Team members include: Kyle Bocook, Josh Brewer, Kelsie Christensen, Chelsea McClammer, Isaiah Rigo, William Robbins, Mikila Salazar and Amberlynn Weber.
Tournament awards were also presented to:
- William Robbins – All Tournament Most Valuable Player
- Chelsea McClammer – All Tournament Female
- Josh Brewer – All Tournament Male
The NWBA is comprised of over 200 basketball teams across twenty-two conferences and seven divisions. The NWBA was founded in 1948, and today consists of men's, women's, intercollegiate, and youth teams throughout the United States of America and Canada.
For more information on the NWBA, visit www.nwba.org. For more information on Team St. Luke’s visit www.st-lukes.org/tsl.
Team St. Luke’s is an adaptive sports and recreation program for youth and adults with physical disabilities. The program encourages team members to reach for their dreams and achieve success while developing valuable life skills and making lasting friendships. Teamwork, sharing, loyalty and commitment are taught and reinforced through sports and recreation experiences.
Team St. Luke’s is a service of St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute and Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS). INHS is a non-profit corporation in Spokane, Washington providing collaboration in health care services on behalf of the community and its member organizations Providence Health Care and Empire Health Foundation. For more information on Team St. Luke’s, St. Luke’s or INHS, visit www.inhs.org.