HASTINGS, Minn. (WCCO) — The most competitive wheelchair basketball teams in the country took over the Twin Cities Saturday.
Hastings High School played host to the Courage Kenny Classic. The Varsity and Prep divisions are made up of players ranging from 5 to 18 years old.READ MORE: Police Respond To Overnight Unrest In Uptown
Doug Dixon, head coach for the Junior Rolling Timberwolves, calls these kids the most dedicated players he’s ever worked with.READ MORE: Violence Free Minnesota Finds Help For Domestic Abuse Survivors
“Nobody sees the chairs anymore. They are just a regular guys, and they just play and have a great time,” he said. “They are the most dedicated athletes I’ve ever coached.”MORE NEWS: Saint Paul Regional Water Services Is Well-Equipped To Handle Heat And Drought
The tournament goes through Sunday. Last year, the Junior Rolling Timberwolves took second place.