Mad City Badgers to hold wheelchair basketball demo
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – The Mad City Badgers youth wheelchair basketball team will be at Columbus High School Jan. 12 for a wheelchair basketball demo.
The Mad City Badgers is one of two competitive high school wheelchair basketball teams in the state of Wisconsin. Columbus student Noah Eckelberg is a member of the team.
The team was formed in the 1950s for disabled veterans returning from World War II, as form of recreation, and has since transformed into a group that serves school-aged boys and girls with many types of challenges and skill levels.
During the visit to Columbus High School, the Mad City Badger team will display their talents and scrimmage with the Columbus varsity players. The athletes will also share their stories and raffles will be held to raise funds for “adaptive sport awareness programs, (and to) assist with equipment, gym access, tournament fees, and team management costs.”
The wheelchair basketball demo will take place Jan. 12 at the Columbus High School gym. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with a demonstration and rules at 6 p.m., followed by a scrimmage.