Penguins are ready to start their 11th year in September 2016. A competitive and house league wheelchair basketball program, swim team and swim program and a Paralympic boccia team are being offered in the fall program. Please check the calendar (right side) for program dates and events.
2016 Applications for new and returning athletes and volunteers are now available in the Register and How You Can Help upper tab. We encourage new athletes to contact us and come out to try at any time !
Please read the Volunteer Description and Athlete Code of Conduct and New Eligibility Criteria in the above tabs. Fall Newsletters for Athletes and Volunteers are available for download.
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On Thursday, June 9th, 2016 Jim Davis won ‘Coach of the Year’ at the Niagara Sport Commission Award Breakfast.
Jim led the Penguins Wheelchair Basketball Team to a gold medal at the 6th Annual Brock Niagara Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. He continually moves players towards self-improvement and fosters a positive and inclusive team environment. Overcoming his own physical challenges have been inspirational to his athletes. Jim’s message is clear “If I can do this, you can do this.”
We are so proud of Jim and the way in which he represents our organization. This award only reaffirms what we already know. You are a great leader- thank you for all that you do!
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On April 12th, 2016 the City of St. Catharines held their 28th Annual Volunteers Recognition Night at the Holiday Inn.
The Penguins were proud to nominate Jonathan Vaantaja for all of his hard work and dedication over past 4 years. Jon’s attendance at this event only affirmed his loyalty and commitment to our program.
Thank you Jon, we are so honored to call you a ‘Penguin’.
The Niagara Penguins celebrated their 10th Anniversary on April 5th, 2016 at Heartland Forest.
Thank you to everyone who attended the event and all of those who continue to support the program.
Please feel free to visit our Flickr photo gallery to view some great moments captured by Zara Moffett.
Please follow the link below to read about our 7th Annual Niagara Penguins Wheelchair Basketball Tournament and view photos from March 19th
The 7th Annual Brock Wheelchair Basketball Tournament held on March 19 2016, is now history.
What a Tournament!!!
In addition to the usual participants, the Falcons, the Spinners and the Vipers, this year the Dragons from Tillsonburg attended. This was their first ever Tournament and they said, ” It was GREAT!”
The Penguins tried VERY hard to regain the trophy that they won for the first time in 2015.
It was soooooooooo close!
They lost the first game to the Vipers 28-20.
They then won their next three games.
32-24 against the Spinners; 26-24 against the Falcons; and 24-16 against the Dragons.
Then came the semi-final game against the Spinners. The Spinners wanted revenge as they lost to the Penguins in the semi’s in 2015. At the end of regular time the score was 28-28. Two extra 5 min overtime periods were needed to finally have a winner.
The Penguins won 32-30.
The tired Penguins than had to face the Vipers who had not lost a game. The Penguins gave it all they had , but it was not enough. They lost 28-14.
This was the 1st time that the Vipers won the Brock Niagara Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. They were a happy team.
The tired Penguins were proud of how they presented them selves.
The 2016 raffle ticket sale was another success.
670 tickets were sold . The most tickets were sold by Lindsay.
The winning ticket was drawn by Carol Bruder during the half time
of the 7th Annual Brock Niagara Wheelchair Basketball Tournament.
The winning ticket # was 353.
That ticket holder was one of the wheelchair athletes, mainly :
Trisha Levasseaur. Trish is looking forward to seeing a Toronto
Maple Leaf game vs the Montreal Canadians.
Thanks to all who supported this Penguin Fund raiser.
With a very heavy heart, the Penguins are very sad to tell you that our fierce and dedicated wheelchair basketball star, Jonathon Morrison, at the young age of 24 years, passed away on Sunday July 19th. Every player, volunteer and supporter will miss his on and off court play, his humour and drive to push us all to be better athletes and people. Visitation will be Thursday Jul 23rd from 2-4pm, with the funeral immediately following at the Welland Funeral Home – 827 E Main Street.
‘It is with profound sadness the family of Jonathan “Hot Wheels” Morrison announce his sudden passing on July 19th, 2015 at the Welland Hospital at the age of 24 years. Cherished son of Tracy Morrison and Jason Prevost and stepparent Trevor Crawford. Loving brother of Dallas and stepbrother Drake. He will be deeply missed by his grandparents; Jacques Morrison (Tina Parker) and Dave Praakel, Lucie and Noel Demers, Barry and Sandy Prevost. He will be forever remembered by his Uncle Sean Morrison, Aunt Penny Robins, Aunt Jennifer Prevost and cousin Jessica Robins and many many friends. Jonathan was an avid “gamer” and loved basketball. He will be missed by his fellow teammates from Brock Niagara Penguins.’
Please visit our Flickr pictures for some great pictures of Jonathon, in the album section.
The 2015/16 Wheelchair Basketball House League season is over.
There were 3 Teams.
Purple Monsters captained by Gloria
Purple Reign captained by Lindsay
Unstoppable Wheelers captained by Loretta
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners:
the Unstoppable Wheelers !
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