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Chicago Skyhawks Wheelchair Basketball

541 N. Fairbanks Ct. - Mezzanine Level
Chicago, Illinois 60611


Club Description

The Chicago Skyhawks wheelchair basketball program consists of three teams who are members of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA). They compete within their age appropriate NWBA division --Prep 8.5’ (youth 6 – 12 years old), Junior 10’ (youth 13 – 18), and the adult division. Each Skyhawks team competes regional and national tournaments throughout the season (November – April).

Primary Contact

Trent Thenhaus
Adapted Sports & Recreation Coordinator - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
tthenhaus@ric.org
(312) 238-5011

Secondary Contact

Daniel Ferreira
Adapted Sport Program & Event Facilitator - Chicago Park District
daniel.ferreira@chicagoparkdistrict.com
(312) 296-5973

Disability Groups Served

  • Amputee/Limb Deficiency
  • Cerebral Palsy/Brain Injury (Hypertonia, Ataxia, Athetosis, RoM)
  • Spinal Cord Injury/Spina Bifida (Impaired Muscle Power)

Organization Type

  • Sport Program

Program Types Offered

  • Competitive
  • Recreational

Programs Open To

  • Youth

Programs Specific to Military Personnel & Veterans

  • No

Sports Offered

  • Wheelchair Basketball