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San Antonio’s First All-Inclusive and Adapted Sport Court to Open Thursday in Harlandale

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       

Media Contact:

Meredith Michelson 

Meredith.believeit@gmail.com

512-743-3036   

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San Antonio’s First All-Inclusive and Adapted Sport Court to Open Thursday in Harlandale

 

The uniquely designed basketball system enables and encourages play between people of all abilities

 

WHO:   The Believe It Foundation—a non-profit organization whose mission is the inclusion of children

with physical challenges into the lives and experiences of their typical peers—alongside Harlandale ISD, will officially open San Antonio’s first all-inclusive and adapted basketball court in the Harlandale community.  

Large donors to the project will be announced at the opening ceremony.

WHAT: Bankshot™ Basketball resembles miniature golf, with 21 baskets that increase in difficulty but

are based on strategy and personal ability. Players must use the basket and backboard to their advantage to get the ball through the hoop. The court is also stationary, meaning it does not require any legwork to play. There is no running, no jumping, no offense, no defense. Participants play alongside, not against each other creating equality for everyone in non-aggressive, accessible and inclusionary variations.

WHEN: Thursday, September 10 – 10:00 a.m.

                The opening ceremony will also coincide with Believe It Foundation’s live appearance on the   

                Big Give’s media platforms as the annual, citywide giving day runs throughout that day.

WHERE: Jewel Wietzel Center

  9131 Yett Drive

  San Antonio, TX 78221

 (Close to Schulze Elementary School and across the walking track from Kingsborough Middle  

 School)

 

INTERVIEW AND VIDEO OPPS:

*The ceremony will take place outside and all social distancing measures will be enforced.

 

  • Physically-challenged students and Harlandale ISD throwing the opening shots
  • Interviews with physically-challenged students and Harlandale ISD officials about what an inclusive sport court will mean to the community
  • Interview with Believe It Foundation founder, Andrew McAllister