Our Mission

To Create Self Confident, Fully Integrated People with Physical Challenges Through Wheelchair Sports

Our History

ParaSports was created by 3 experienced wheelchair basketball athletes: Lorenzo Thomas, Mike Hernandez and Willie Jackson. These athletes, all spinal cord injured, have been involved in the sport for a combined total of almost 60 years.  They have traveled internationally and competed at all levels of the sport…and they are still playing and coaching.

ParaSports athletes are

  • male & female
  • At least 12 years old
  • Affected by a range of disabilities (not all our athletes use wheelchairs all the time)
  • divided in traveling squads of 12-15 players

ParaSports Inc, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity and its funding is almost exclusively from private donations.  The ability to continue and expand our program is largely due to the generosity and goodwill of individual donors.