The American Association of Adapted Sports Programs (AAASP) hosted the 2017 AAASP/GHSA State Wheelchair Handball Tournament Saturday, November 4th in Henry County at the J.P. Moseley Recreation Center; it was the culmination of the 21st annual wheelchair handball season in Georgia. It was a full day of action, with the West Georgia Wolverines claiming the Varsity #WheelchairHandball State Champion Title, beating the Gwinnett Heat 11-4; and the Atlanta Wolfpack defeating the DeKalb Silver Streaks 15-10 to earn the JV State Title.
GA State Varsity Division
1st place – West Georgia Wolverines
2nd place – Gwinnett Heat
Junior Varsity Division
1st place – Atlanta Wolfpack
2nd place – DeKalb Silver Streaks
Students representing over 40 varying physical disability groups competed, ranging in grades from 1 to 12, most are middle and high school. GHSA formed the nation’s first dual governing alliance with the American Association of Adapted Sports Programs, Inc. (AAASP) in 2001 to pioneer efforts in school athletic programs for students with physical disabilities. Through this alliance, GHSA recognizes AAASP as the governing and sanctioning body for adapted sports programs for Georgia’s schools.
For more information on Wheelchair Handball, for a copy of the rules, or how to start a team in your area, please log on to: www.adaptedsports.org. Schools or districts can learn more about becoming a member of AAASP by contacting us 404-294-0070 or the Georgia High School Association. The next interscholastic sport season will be #WheelchairBasketball, running from November to the end of February/early March 2018.