May 8, 2018
Recognizing the Fairfax Falcons Junior Prep Wheelchair Basketball Team for its Performance at the National Championships
Sports have a unique ability to teach life’s great lessons through action. Virtues such as teamwork, skill, justice, competition, and perseverance are gained by time on the court and field. The Fairfax Falcons Paralympic Sports, a Neighborhood and Community Services Board partnership program, gives young people with physical disabilities the chance to play a wide range of sports and compete nationally. The Fairfax Falcons Wheelchair Basketball Junior Prep team has shown incredible skill in qualifying for the National Wheelchair Basketball Association Championship and placing 5th overall on April 15 in Kentucky.
The Fairfax Falcons Sports program is open to those aged 4 to 22 who have not graduated high school, and who have an irreversible lower extremity disability. In addition to wheelchair basketball, the Fairfax Falcons also offers wheelchair track and field, tennis, and golf. This program has become a staple in Fairfax County and continues to promote inclusion in the community at large.
Without objection, I ask that we recognize the Fairfax Falcons Junior Prep Wheelchair Basketball Team for their remarkable performance at the National Wheelchair Basketball Association Championships at the June 5th Board of Supervisors Meeting.