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Charlottesville Cardinals Stay Busy In “Off-Season”

| May 29, 2014

CHARLOTTESVILLE–After taking a couple of weeks of relaxation after the official end of the 2013-14 season in early April,

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the 16th-ranked Charlottesville Cardinals quickly found their schedule filled with a variety of community events and workouts.

After returning from the NWBA national championships in Louisville, Kentucky, the Cardinals were honored to receive a proclamation from the Charlottesville City Council commending the team members for their continuing dedication “to their mission of eliminating attitudinal barriers towards people with disabilities by energetically demonstrating their ‘abilities’ rather than ‘disabilities’ on the basketball court.”

In May the Cardinals performed exhibitions at both Piedmont Virginia Community College and at the University of Virginia, working  with the students at both schools in demonstrating the sport of wheelchair basketball.  Several more community exhibitions are scheduled for the summer.

The team has renewed its practice sessions at Carver Recreation Center and is looking forward to next season!

 

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About the Cardinals

The Charlottesville Cardinals are a nationally ranked wheelchair basketball team based in Charlottesville, VA. The team was formed in 1980 to provide athletes with disabilities an opportunity for exercise and competitive recreation as well as to educate the general public concerning the capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Since its formation, over 375 area athletes with disabilities have participated with the Cardinals and they have performed in front of over 75,000 people across the U.S. and Canada.

Please browse the website to learn more about us. For a current roster and team statistics, visit the team page. To see the Cardinals in action, see our media page or look at the event schedule and see us in person. If you have any questions or would like to schedule the Cardinals for a demonstration, please contact our team coordinator via the contact page. Thanks for visiting!