Competition on wheels helps offers perspective on overcoming disabilities


Athletes at the July 25 event featured Northwestern University football Wildcats team players, wheelchair athletes from the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA), cyclists from the Journey of Hope cross-country team and youth football players from the North Shore Youth Football (Griffins) Club.

“This event showcases how people can overcome their disabilities and live their lives to the fullest if they have the right support system, attitude and access to resources and information,” said NSYMCA President/CEO Howard Schultz of Highland Park.