Wheelhawks Give Celebrities Shot at Wheelchair Basketball

Athletes and wanna-be-athletes took to the court Wednesday night for a game unlike any many of those involved had ever played.

The Kansas Wheelhawks wheelchair basketball team challenged Topeka-area celebrities, including 13's Melissa Brunner and Drew Switzer, to try their game on for size. Others participating included Washburn basketball players Brady Sisk and Andrew Miele, KMAJ's Chris Gallagher and Mike Manns, Seaman coaches Larry Latimer and Blake Pierce, Hayden coach Bil Arnold, Northern Hills Junior High School principal Bob Horton and Seaman High School teacher Cassie Cowan. The celebrities teamed up with Wheelhawks players, so they'd have some experienced help.

A crowd turned out at Seaman High School to cheer them on, with tickets proceeds and a silent auction benefiting the Wheelhawks.

The blue team that included Melissa and Drew won, but all involved gained an appreciation for the athletic skills of the Wheelhawks.


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