Atlanta, February 28, 2018– Athletes take to the court this weekend in post season competition as the American Association of Adapted Sports Programs, Inc. (AAASP) 21th Annual Interscholastic Wheelchair Basketball State Championships in Georgia begin March 3rd, with two sites this year. Games will be played concurrently in Duluth and Bonaire, Georgia, to decide which teams will advance to the AAASP/GHSA State Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Macon March 8th.
The Championship will be held in conjunction with the Georgia High School Association’s State Championships at the Macon Coliseum. The following teams from both the Varsity and Junior Varsity levels across the state will compete this weekend in the state playoffs to vie for the title of state champion: (Varsity) the Houston County Sharks, the Gwinnett Heat, the West Georgia Wolverines, and the Clayton Eagles; and (Junior Varsity) the DeKalb Silver Streaks, the Henry County Hurricanes; and the Houston County Jr. Sharks. Top two varsity teams
will advance to the State Championship on March 8th.
AAASP and GHSA have a rich history in the area of athletic programs for students with disabilities and have been honored nationally for their partnership. 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.