RICHMOND, VA – (Wednesday, November 10, 2021) – Sportable, Central Virginia’s premier adaptive sports club, is proud to announce that Tyler Berry has committed to play wheelchair basketball at Southwest Minnesota State University next fall. He officially signed his letter of intent at a ceremony held at the family-owned Third Base Grill on October 30.
“We are so proud of Tyler for committing to play wheelchair basketball at Southwest Minnesota State University,“ commented Hunter Leemon, Sportable Executive Director. “He has been a mainstay with the Sportable Spokes for over a decade and he has worked incredibly hard to turn his dream of playing collegiate wheelchair basketball a reality. We can’t wait to see where his future takes him.“
Berry joined Sportable at age seven and has been a longtime member of the Sportable Spokes wheelchair basketball team. He will graduate from Hanover High School this spring.
“Sportable has given me the opportunity to play sports and helped me accomplish my dream to play college basketball,“ said Berry.
For more than 15 years, Sportable has created opportunities and transformed lives through sport for individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments. The non-profit organization provides sporting opportunities to more than 400 athletes of all ages by offering competitive and recreational adaptive sports programs year-round. By fostering a fun, inclusive, competitive, and accessible environment, Sportable transforms the lives of athletes and frees them to see beyond their disabilities, enhances their peer relationships and helps them to reach their personal finish line. To make an immediate impact, visit Sportable.org/donate.