On the weekend of October 22 & 23 Disability Recreation and Sports SA will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous wheelchair basketball game. A group of 24 wheelchair absketball players will be aiming to play for 32 hours straight, commencing at 9:00am on Saturday and finishing 5:00pm Sunday.
Thanks to the support of Titanium Security and Basketball SA this event will be held on the main court of Titanium Security Arena (44a Crittenden Road, Findon).
The aim of this record breaking event is to raise much needed funds and awareness for wheelchair basketball in South Australia with the ultimate goal of re-entering a team into the National Wheelchair Basketball Leauge in 2017.
It is estimated that the team need to raise $40,000 to enter the NWBL before the end of 2016.
‘Having the Adelaide Thunder back in the national competition will reopen doors for all South Australians with a disability who wish to compete in a Paralympic sport’
‘Breaking a Guinness World Record will be a great achievement for our team but will also help promote wheelchair sports in South Australia’ – Adam Roocke Wheelchair Basketball Player
South Australia currently sits in second place in the all-time championship count with six national titles and over their history have produced many well-known Australian representatives. Unfortunately South Australia has not been able to enter a team since 2014 which has meant that people with a disability who wish to play wheelchair basketball at the elite level have been forced to travel interstate to pursue their sporting ambitions.
Disability Recreation and Sports SA is the peak sporting organisation for sports for people with a physical disability in South Australia. Mark Howells CEO DRSSA ‘Our organisation’s aim is to provide as many sporting and recreational opportunities for people in South Australia with a disability as possible. Without an elite level basketball team our wheelchair basketball pathway is incomplete’
For more information contact Jacob Gracey at Disability Recreation and Sports SA on 8234 1533 or firstname.lastname@example.org