International Representatives visit Bulova Nets Wheelchair Basketball Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

 

Kelli Davis from SportsUnited, a Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State brought a group of international representatives through their Sport Visitors program. Sports Visitors – nominated by US Embassies overseas, selects athletes, managers and coaches to visit the U.S. for technical sports training, sports management, conflict resolution training and exposure to valuable US sports contacts. Community based sports and disability programs are still in their infancy in Africa and they look for the guidance of established programs like the Wheelchair Basketball Team - Bulova Nets based in Hackensack NJ can provide.  The Sport Visitors program has been known to have trailblazers as participants who have returned to conduct in-country clinics for youth with their newly learned skills.

On February 11, 2015, 15 basketball players and 5 coaches from 5 different countries in Africa (4 Benin, 4 Cote d’ Ivoire, 4 Cameroon, 4 Benin and 4 from Burkina Faso) came to watch and participate in a Wheelchair Basketball practice in Hackensack NJ from 7 pm to 9:30 pm.

The group enjoyed the hospitality and experience of playing with the Bulova Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team.  Good luck on the trip home and we look forward to more Adaptive Sports in Africa.