ARLINGTON - University of Texas at Arlington Movin’ Mavs athletes Danny Fik,
senior captain and David Wilkes, sophomore, have been selected to
participate in the NCAA FinalFour Wheelchair Basketball demonstration
event to be held April 4-7 in San Antonio.
The event was
integrated by the NCAA into the Final Four March Madness event last
year as a way to include diversity and help educate people about the
abilities of people with disabilities, and will be continued this year
because of the popularity of the demonstrations.
wheelchair basketball players in the country were selected based on
court skills, attitude and coaches recommendations. Fik and Wilkes will
perform demonstrations at the March Madness venue talking to fans,
doing basketball demonstrations and competing in a wheelchair
basketball demonstration game in the FinalFour Arena.
inclusion of athletes with disabilities is sponsored by the Hartford
Insurance, the NCAA and the National Wheelchair Basketball Association.
The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.