16 Apr Strong Dogs Wheelchair Basketball Team Vie For National Title
TEMPLE TERRACE, FL — The Tampa Bay Strong Dogs wheelchair basketball team is on a mission.
Currently ranked No. 8 in the country, the Strong Dogs are in Louisville, Kentucky, this week to compete in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association championship tournament.
The team is coached by Wayne Bozeman and will make its ninth consecutive appearance in the tournament, which begins Wednesday, April 11. The Strong Dogs’ first game will be Thursday against the ninth-ranked LA Clippers.
The Strong Dogs compete as part of Paralympic Sport Tampa Bay, a signature program of Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation. The team’s players, several of them injured veterans, practice the physically demanding sport two hours a day, twice a week at All People’s Life Center, 6105 E Sligh Ave., Tampa.
Images via Hillsborough County