MEDIA ADVISORY: Mizzou Wheelchair Basketball to host camp

July 7, 2022
Contact: Uriah Orland, 573-882-6212, uriah.orland@missouri.edu

WHAT:

The Mizzou Wheelchair Basketball program will host its annual wheelchair basketball camp for youth with permanent disabilities. This year’s camp is anticipated to be the largest yet with 39 registered participants from 14 states.

Mizzou Wheelchair Basketball Camp focuses on individual fundamental skill development and strategies in team play. Players participate in skill developing drills, controlled scrimmages and games that emphasize the skills and concepts taught by the staff.

The camp is led by Ron Lykins, the University of Missouri head coach and past U.S. Men’s National Team coach. Under Lykins, the national team has won four gold medals at the Paralympic Games. Staff members also include coaches and players who are experienced at the intercollegiate and international level.

WHO:                    
Mizzou Wheelchair Basketball coaches and players
Camp participants, ages 12-19

WHEN:                
July 10-14, 2022

WHERE:
Brewer Fieldhouse, MizzouRec

NOTE:

Media wishing to cover the event should contact Sheena Rice, external relations coordinator at MizzouRec, at 573-884-2443 or via email at ricesm@missouri.edu, prior to arriving.

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