Update #1 from Sister Dianne Sabol

We started an eight week long Adapted Sports Program at St. Benedict Community Center on February 21. It featured wheelchair basketball—a sport played by people with different levels of physical challenges that prevent running, jumping and pivoting. It promotes healthy competition, constructive time use, positive social interactions and valuable life skills.

I would like to highlight two specific things in this update:

  • A $1000 sponsorship from PNC allowed us to repair the wheelchairs in preparation for this program. We are grateful to Jim Stevenson and PNC for making this possible. It was a special evening for us when Jim stopped in to check out the action.
  • We had a visit from the Edinboro University wheelchair basketball team. They came and played with the participants in our program. It was a memorable evening . . . a wonderful blend of fun and competition.

Thanks for your ongoing support and do stay tuned—more updates to come!