AAASP Alumni Spotlight: Devin White

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Devin White started playing adapted sports at 8 years old, and he hasn’t stopped since. From basketball to football to handball, he played it all. White grew up in Stone Mountain, GA, after being born 10 weeks early. Diagnosed with auditory neuropathy at 18 months old, White’s challenges didn’t end there. He developed Glaucoma in his left eye and was …

Special Shout Out & Congratulations to Houston County Sharks’ Coach Christy Jones!

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Coach Christy Jones has been a staple with the Houston County Sharks for years; although she is retiring from coaching this year, she will still be in the Houston County School System next year, and rooting on the Sharks. Best wishes to you, Coach Jones…we will miss you on the sidelines! “Congratulations to Christy Jones on her retirement! While I …

AAASP Alumni Spotlight: Jesse Cochran

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Meet our AAASP alumni spotlight Jesse Cochran. Jesse was born in Columbus, GA, and raised in Manchester, GA. He is currently 20 years old but was first introduced to Adapted Sports with the West Georgia Wolverines in Warm Springs GA at the Frank C. Ruzycki Center while in middle school. Growing up Jesse didn’t have a lot to do due …

Eagle Sportschairs – AAASP Partner Spotlight

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Barry Ewing has made it his life’s work and mission to support adapted sports through his company, Eagle Sportschairs, as well as giving back personally to a sport he loves. He was introduced to wheelchair basketball in 1979 when a relative was paralyzed in a car accident. He quickly realized that he had the skills to build a wheelchair that …

2022 AAASP/GHSA Varsity State Wheelchair Basketball Finals

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Pictured above: The Houston County Sharks are State Champions! Houston County Sharks defeated the DeKalb Silver Streaks 32-13 at the Macon Centreplex. Pictured with Senator Butch Miller who presented the championship trophy and is himself a parent of a son who used to play wheelchair basketball. What a great game this past weekend in Macon! The Houston County Sharks battled …

Aspiring Stories: Meet Volunteer René Langlois

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Today, we’d like to introduce you to 2021 ASPIRE Awards recipient, René Langlois, Interpreter for the Houston Sharks, Houston County Schools. Rene’ described her first experience with AAASP as an interpreter, “When I got to my first practice. it hit me with such an impact, the students were so dedicated to what they were doing and the coaches were amazing, …