A group of young Northumberland men traded their mobility for sets of wheels and took to the court for a special fundraiser for Galilee United Methodist Church. The visiting Charlottesville Cardinals took on the home Northumberland team to provide a fun and spirited wheelchair basketball match for excited onlookers. The home team was led by Coach Michael Stephenson with commentary provided by Eddie Barnes. The evening started strong with a powerful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner preformed by Ms. Kelsey Henry that had both players and fans fired up for the night’s event.
The Northumberland roster was made up of #1-K Nice, #2-Young Joe, #10- Que the Shot, #15-Chuck White, #23-Killer Kam, #32-Redmond Boyd, #34- Ghost, and # 00-A Lou. The young men got off to a bit of a slow start as the Cardinals displayed a high level of skill. During the first quarter, the Charlottesville team sunk an impressive 12 points with Killer Kam earning 2 points for the home boys. The second half didn’t fair much better for the boys as they ended the quarter with a score of 9-28. Announcer Eddie Barnes kept the boys spirts up with his advice to stay encouraged and had the crowd in hysterics as he jokingly mentioned that Ms. Henry may need to sing some more to give the boys a boost.
For full story pick up a copy of the July 12 edition of the Northumberland Echo