Yesterday afternoon Fellows Stephanie South and Virginia Woodfork represented El Pomar Foundation at a VIP scrimmage hosted by the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. The game brought together NWBA athletes and prominent community members—including Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach, Colorado Springs Sports Corporation CEO Tom Osborne, and Colorado Springs Fire Chief Richard Brown—to participate in a game of wheelchair basketball. The verdict from the community members was unanimous—this sport is incredibly difficult.
El Pomar Foundation trustees made a $10,000 grant to sponsor the NWBA’s 64th annual National Championship Tournament, which is being held in Colorado Springs this week at the Olympic Training Center. The tournament started on Thursday and will run through Sunday. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature more than 1,000 of the top wheelchair basketball athletes from across the country.