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The Level 300 students of the Winneba College of Education made history when they selected “Promoting Disability Sport.” The students who are of the faculty of sport science chose the topic because of the lack of information and misconception people have towards athletes with disabilities.

The event was special in that there were physically challenged athletes playing against able students, all using wheelchairs. Hoops Care Wheels4Hope team represented for the physically challenged athletes.

Although the students had been practicing for this day, at the jump ball they were no match to the maneuvering experience of the wheelchair basketball athletes. The students lost by a huge margin but they manage to score a field goal and a one free throw.

At the half, the students then challenged the athletes to a shooting competition  All in attendance where thrill to see wheelchair basketball for the first time. Some even placard the athletes with Ghana Cedis bills at the end of the game. The students, many with hands bruised, express that from now on they will look at wheelchair athletes with great admiration.

We say a big thank you to the students and faculty of the Winneba College of Education for giving our athletes another opportunity to promote the sport they so love.

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Hoops Care International (HCI) is a non-governmental organization located in the community of Amanful in Cape Coast, Ghana. It officially began in 2008 as a program to empower youth in the community through sports. Since then, it has grown to include care and outreach surrounding health and education. HCI works closely with youth from twelve schools in Cape Coast, along with single mothers, teen mothers, and handicapped individuals. In addition to running regular activities and programs surrounding sports, health, and education, HCI also coordinates events to address important issues. HCI has made a significant impact with its programs already, and always looks for new ways to support and empower community members


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