Front Row: Q Gonzalez, Alec Cabacungan, Shawn Sloan, Rico Benjamin
Back Row: Coach Dan Ferreira, Ixhelt Gonzalez, Manager Leah Kamp, Brad Ballenger, Daniel Dixon, Coach Mark Schultz, Guillermo Gonzalez
Congratulations to the Chicago Skyhawks – 2019 IHSA Wheelchair State Champs
On Friday & Saturday, March 8-9, the IHSA hosted the 17th annual Wheelchair Basketball Tournament in the Exhibit Hall during the Boys 1&2 A State Basketball Finals. This year’s champions are the Chicago Skyhawks who were runners-up last season. Coached by Dan Ferreira, the Skyhawks include students from UIC College Prep, Disney II Magnet, Acacia Academy, Pathways in Education, Foreman HS, St. Francis de Sales HS, and Oak Park-River Forest HS.
The Skyhawks won four contests and competed against the Peoria Wildcats, the Rockford Chariots, the Synergy Jr. Bulls, and the 2nd place team, LWSRA Hawks coached by Mak Nong. Congratulations to all teams and players for their dedication and sportsmanship!
Special thanks to all coaches, volunteers, and fans; and to IHSA Asst. Executive Director Tracie Henry for such a special event. Check out the IHSA website for more information.