Varsity Championship will be hosted at DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts (DESA) in Avondale Estates; JV Championship will be hosted at Aaron Cohn Middle School in Midland, Georgia
Atlanta, November 3, 2021 – The American Association of Adapted Sports Programs (AAASP) will hold the 2021 AAASP/GHSA State Wheelchair Handball Championships this Saturday, November 6. The Varsity and Junior Varsity Divisions will play on the same day at two different locations.
The AAASP/GHSA Wheelchair Handball Varsity Division Championships will be held at DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts at 3131 Old Rockbridge Road, Avondale Estates, GA 30002; the Junior Varsity Division Championship will take place at Aaron Cohn Middle School located at 7352 Garrett Road, Midland, GA 31820 – these events are the culmination of the 25th annual wheelchair handball season in Georgia.
The top teams in the JV and Varsity Divisions for the regular season will compete for first and second place titles Saturday in the AAASP/GHSA State Wheelchair Handball Championships under the dual governing alliance with the Georgia High School Association (GHSA). Semifinal JV games begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by the final at 12:00 p.m. at Aaron Cohn Middle School. The Varsity semifinals begin at 10:00 a.m. between the third and second place teams, followed by semifinal game two featuring the fourth and first place teams at 12:00 p.m. The Varsity finals will take place at 2:00 p.m. between the winners of semifinal games one and two.
Here are the official regular season standings:
- 1st place – Houston Sharks
- 2nd place – DeKalb Silver Streaks
- 3rd place – West GA Wolverines
- 4th place – Clayton Eagles
- 1st place – Gwinnett Heat
- 2nd place – Houston Jr. Sharks
- 3rd place – Muscogee Lions
AAASP will acknowledge that Bev Vaughn retired as Executive Director on September 1 at halftime of game two of the Varsity semifinals, at approximately 12:45 p.m. Former board members and other dignitaries will be present to honor the organization’s 25th anniversary, and Vaughn’s tenure as co-founder and executive director. There also will be a special presentation for all coaches, coordinators and officials at the championships. Students representing over 40 varying physical disability groups will compete and range in grades from elementary through high school, though most are middle and high school students. 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 American Association of Adapted Sports Programs (AAASP), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a not-for-profit association dedicated to developing interscholastic adapted sports programs in partnership with national, state, and local educational agencies. It represents a standardized approach to extracurricular adapted team sports and has developed one of the nation’s most comprehensive school-based athletic programs for students with physical disabilities attending elementary, middle school and high school. For more information, please visit our website at https://adaptedsports.org or join our conversations on Twitter at: @AdaptedSports.