Atlanta, March 3, 2020. The American Association of Adapted Sports Programs (AAASP) and the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) will host the 2020 AAASP/GHSA Wheelchair Basketball State Championship Varsity Game Friday, March 6th at the Macon Coliseum at 3 PM, as part of the state championship slate that day. The Wheelchair Basketball Championship will feature the final two Varsity Wheelchair Basketball teams – the Houston County Sharks vs. the Henry County Hurricanes– from across the state, as the culmination to the 23rd annual interscholastic wheelchair basketball season in Georgia.
Students representing over 40 varying physical disability groups competed this year. The top teams in the JV and Varsity divisions competed last weekend for qualification. The Junior Varisty Championship Game was held Saturday, February 29, 2020, between the #1 seeded Muscogee Lions and the #2 seeded Houston County Jr. Sharks. The Muscogee Lions took the Junior Varsity State Title. The Varsity Semifinals were also held last weekend; Henry Hurricanes defeated the DeKalb Silver Streaks to make it to the Varsity Finals; Houston Sharks beat out the Gwinnett Heat to earn their spot.
“We are excited about playing our wheelchair state championship game as the third game of the day on Friday (March 6),” said Robin Hines, Executive Director, Georgia High School Association. “I feel it’s important to take this opportunity to expose our fans to these athletes who are outstanding and talented. Our hope is that it will be an encouragement for our schools and school districts across the state to provide this opportunity to more kids. And I think this will add to the experience of our wheelchair players to be able to showcase their talents in front of a larger audience.”