Houston County Sharks’ own Jordan Kozloski signs with University of Arizona to play Wheelchair Basketball!

Our own, Jordan Kozloski, signed with Arizona to play Wheelchair Basketball. Here is more on her extraordinary journey and how she came to lose her leg at age two. Once on the site, click on Jordon’s photo – third row, far right. http://www.hcbe.net/?L=2&DivisionID=%2715758%27&DepartmentID=%2728260%27&TabNo=2

Jordan has been with AAASP and the Houston Co. Sharks since 2nd grade (pictured then with coach Christy Jones). It’s not unusual for our Georgia athletes to spend their entire school careers on teams governed under the AAASP/GHSA Alliance. Jordan is very fortunate. Because of your efforts in support of AAASP.org, she has always had opportunities. Living in a state with interscholastic adapted sports at school is rare indeed. We estimate more than a million kids are sidelined due to a disability because their school system lacks the resources it needs or does not contemplate the unique needs of a physically disabled student in sport.

Congrats to Jordan and all our kids who AAASPIRE to live an extraordinary life – a unique and wonderful life that just happens to include a disability.  Check out more on Jordan here:

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We also want to thank the state representatives and senators who have worked tirelessly for two decades now to insure these programs remain available. Thank you Ben Harbin, Steve Henson, Nan Grogan Orrock, Gloria Singleton Butler, Mary Margaret Oliver, Butch Miller, Terry Coleman and Governors Barnes, Perdue and Deal.

And of course, thanks to all our friends and leaders at GHSA and the GA Department of Education. You’ve all made this possible for all our Jordans. #adaptedsports

To help support future athletes working towards the same opportunity, please text “AAASP” to 41444 and make a donation today. Thank you!

NFHS Leadership Honored at AAASP/GHSA Wheelchair Basketball Championship Game

 

Dr. Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Sandy Searcy, Director of Sports for the National Federation of State High School Associations honored during half-time of the 2019 AAASP/GHSA State Wheelchair Basketball Varsity Championship Game in Macon.

A very special moment was captured in Macon last week, when NFHS and GHSA Leadership gathered at the AAASP/GHSA Championship Game.  Pictured in the photo above (L to R) Ernie Yarbrough, Assistant Director of the Georgia High School Association, Dr. Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations (and the first woman to hold the position), Dr. Robin Hines, Executive Director of the Georgia High School Association and Sandy Searcy, Director of Sports for the National Federation of State High School Associations. GHSA leadership presented  commemorative team autographed game balls to the NFHS leadership during half-time of the 2019 AAASP/GHSA State Wheelchair Basketball Varsity Championship Game, part of the GHSA High School State Basketball Finals at Macon Coliseum, Macon GA (03/08/19).  GHSA and the American Association of Adapted Sports Programs (AAASP) formed an interscholastic alliance in 2001 and partner together to insure GA students with a qualifying physical disability have access to sports in their schools or school district.

 

2019 AAASP/GHSA Wheelchair Basketball State Finals!


 

 

SHARKS AND SILVER STREAKS CAPTURE THE 2019 TITLES!

Congratulations to the Houston County Sharks for winning the 2019 AAASP/GHSA Wheelchair Basketball State Varsity Championship, and the DeKalb Silver Streaks for winning the 2019 AAASP/GHSA Wheelchair Basketball State Junior Varsity Championship!

What a great season for all of the teams involved.  For game-by-game recaps of the Semis and the Final games, please visit our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/AdaptedSports/  and check out the photo albums there!