Bad Dogs Win 26th Annual Big Wheels Basketball Tournament

By Beacon Staff

The local “Bad Dogs” team won the championship at the 26th annual Big Wheels wheelchair basketball tournament after recently defeating the Kalispell Firefighters Association, 24 to 20.

The “Bad Dogs” team included Matt Sather, Josh Sather, George Young, Terry Henderson, Kayman Henderson and Captain Marie Moddrell.

In this year’s tournament, over 75 players competed in 22 games at Edgerton School on April 21. The teams are composed of players with disabilities who use wheelchairs in their daily lives as well as those who don’t. This year’s tournament featured 12 teams from Kalispell and other cities, including Billings, Great Falls and Cascade. The tournament weekend is the largest fundraiser for the Special Friends Advocacy Program, which provides local services and advocacy for adults with developmental disabilities.

Congratulations to all the participants and organizers of this great event.

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