The BORP All Stars went 4-1 at their home tournament, the BORP Hoops Classic 14 on Coast Guard Island, March 11-12.
After a first game loss against the San Jose Spartans, the All Stars got into a winning groove and picked up victories against the Sacramento Royals (44-36), Santa Rosa Blazers (41-19), Central Valley Ballers (54-19) and the BORP Jr. Road Warriors (34-23).
The All Stars defense and rebounding was the key to the All Stars’ success and led to many easy buckets. Offensive contributions came from all quarters as the players energetically picked, screened and passed until a good shooting opportunity was created.
This was our first year using the Coast Guard’s Emlen Tunnell Gym and it proved to be a wonderful venue for the BHC. The hardwood court is a classic bball surface and the gym is spacious and well-lit with lots of room around the court for hanging out and socializing.
Watch coverage of the tournament from John Ramos of KPIX
Many, many thanks to the Coast Guard and Max Jenny for providing the awesome gym and the support for BORP, wheelchair basketball and the BHC! Hopefully we will be here again for BHC 15!
Thanks to our hard-working referees: Mario, Myles and Li for their great officiating and expert game management from start to finish!
Many dedicated volunteers helped make the BHC a success. Thanks to Jeremiah, Dave, Ty, Andrew, Max, Lars, Ben, Kerry, Aidan, Mark, Emily, Enzo, Elio and John.
Thanks to all the families and friends for the donations and enthusiastic support for the teams all weekend (and helping with clean-up)!
Thanks to all the teams: San Jose Spartans, Sacramento Royals, Sacramento Cager, San Jose Blazers, Central Valley Ballers, Reno High Rollers and the BORP Jr. Road Warriors for the spirited competition and being on-time! It was great to see former BORP youth player, Bao Yang, coaching and playing for the newest team in the league, the Central Valley Ballers.
Thanks to BORP All Stars Coaches, Tony and Chuck, who provide outstanding teaching, leadership and encouragement to the team (and GM) year round!
Thanks to the BORP All Stars for their enthusiasm for basketball and supporting an environment of respect and appreciation for each other and the sport that permeates every game and practice!
Thanks to Trooper and the Jr. Road Warriors (All Stars teammates of the future), 2017 West Coast Conference Champions, for the most exciting game of the tournament! Good luck at Nationals!
All Stars Scoring
Sam C 42
Sam M 18
As many have already heard, the Adaptive Cycling Center is open again for the season! Come down to the Cycling Center (80 West Bolivar Drive in Berkeley) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (weather permitting) to ride! BORP staff and volunteers will be available to help you find one of our over 80 cycles that will work for you. We offer orientation and training to new riders, independent use of our cycles, and group rides. Click here to learn more.
Remember: It’s never to soon to start training for The Revolution! The 15th Annual Revolution Ride and Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2017. Click here for more info.
Tuesday and Thursday: 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Youth Sports Program Coordinator
BORP (Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program)
(510) 849-4663 x1305, (510) 407-0014 (c)
NWBA High Performance Committee
Head Coach, USA Women’s National Team
“This team has practiced and played hard all season and have come
together to show incredible teamwork and dedication.
They are ready and excited for Nationals.”
– Coach Trooper Johnson
The Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program’s (BORP) varsity youth wheelchair basketball team—Jr. Road Warriors—has just clinched the West Coast Conference Championship.
The BORP Jr. Road Warriors came into the tournament as the #5 seed and soundly won all four of their games over the weekend, defeating Utah for the title. The tournament was held outside Denver, CO at the Gold Crowne Fieldhouse.
Next stop: NWBA (National Wheelchair Basketball Association) Nationals March 29th-April 2nd in Louisville, KY! The NWBA will announce national and tournament rankings soon; now that the regional titles are settled.
Just last month the BORP Jr. Road Warriors competed in a regional tournament held in San Diego at the Balboa Park Municipal Gymnasium, winning 5 of their 5 games. In all of their San Diego games the team scored 50+ points and defeated their opponents by 20+ points. (Click here to read more about this tournament.)
Players on the 2017 varsity BORP Jr. Road Warriors are in middle and high school, hailing from Berkeley, Bolinas, Gilroy, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco, Santa Rosa and other Northern California cities.
Photographs available through the team’s photographer, Scott Goodman.
The Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP) Youth Sports Program provides sports and recreation opportunities to students with physical disabilities. Sports programs provide high caliber, competitive opportunities on par with school team sports, including prep and varsity wheelchair basketball, ice sled hockey and power soccer. BORP is based in Berkeley, CA and serves youth from all over Northern California.
BORP has recently joined forces with Access Northern California (ANC), bringing their wealth of information and resources about accessible travel and outdoor adventures in Northern California under the BORP organizational umbrella. ANC was founded by former BORP staff person and ongoing supporter, collaborator and participant, Bonnie Lewkowicz in 1997. ANC’s vision is for all people with disabilities to have the freedom to participate in universally accessible travel and recreation, and this is a vision that naturally aligns with BORP’s mission and dovetails with our Adventures and Outings program. While we have been working closely with Bonnie for years, we couldn’t be more excited to formalize the relationship and welcome her (back) aboard the BORP staff. We look forward to the many ways that her work and the information available through ANC will enrich the lives of BORP participants and make it easier for people with disabilities to explore outdoor destinations and take advantage of Northern California’s rich array of natural resources.
Discount Park Passes
Both California and National Parks offer a disabled discount pass to qualified individuals. Sign up today to enjoy their benefits.
National Parks Pass
The Access Pass is a free, lifetime pass available to United States citizens or permanent residents that have a permanent disability. It can be used at over 2,000 Federal recreation sites
National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, and many National Forest lands. The pass provides free entry and may provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services. You may obtain it in person at a Federal Recreation site or through the mail using this form. https://store.usgs.gov/pass/access_pass_application.pdf (for some reason the imbedded link doesn’t work for me)
There is a $10 processing fee to obtain it through the mail. You will need acceptable documentation proving you are a resident and have a permanent disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities. For more details visit their website.
State Parks Pass
For persons with permanent disabilities, the disabled discount pass ($3.50 application fee) entitles the bearer to a 50% discount for vehicle day use, family camping, and boat use fees at California State Park operated units. Applications may be mailed, or obtained in person through most district offices (call in advance to ensure availability) and at the park pass sales office in Sacramento. Download the application. Go to the State Parks website to see what documentation is required.