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
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