NOW:53209:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
57°
H 77° L 55°
Clear | 3MPH

Key Club Wheelchair Basketball Promo

Feb. 23, 2014

During halftime of the girls High School basketball game on Friday night the Germantown Key Club took on the Milwaukee Heat in a wheelchair exhibition game. The event was held to promote and raise money for Independence First, the organization which helps disabled children enjoy competitive sports activities.

Although the score was lopsided, with the Heat winning 5-1, spectators at the halftime event enjoyed watching Key Club members trying to maneauver in wheelchairs while the Heat players often whizzed by them to the basket. The skill of the Milwaukee Heat players was impressive. While the Key Club members may have looked clumsy in comparison it underscored the value of the Independence First program for disabled youth. The Milwaukee Heat was ranked 11th in the U.S. in 2013.

Each Key Club member raised money for the privilege of playing in a wheelchair for this exhibition. They also worked the refreshment stand during the GHS girls basketball game on Friday with all the proceeds going to Indpendence First.

The Key Club at Germantown High School is challenged each year to use their leadership skills to benefit their community. This year the Key Club members chose to help raise money for Independence First, a program of the Milwaukee Public Schools Recreation Department. According to Cassie Hanson, GHS club adviser, the Key Club is sponsored by and receives its charter from the Germantown Kiwanis Club.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Top 10 things to see and do at the Wisconsin State Fair 7/29

» Brookfield Central turns back Homestead for state title, 9-2 7/25

» Fast start leads Homestead baseball team into state finals with 7-5 win 7/25

» Brown Deer mother arrested in stabbing of 2 sons Updated:  7/25

» Brown Deer announces selection of a new police chief 7/24

» 3 arrested after shootout on northbound I-43 Updated:  7/22

» Homestead baseball team stuns Bay, 10-4, to earn state berth 7/21

» Grand opening is Friday and Saturday at the Cheel, Thiensville's new Nepalese restaurant 7/18

» 6-story apartment building wins Shorewood approval 7/8

» Germantown's Finger blanks North Shore baseball champ Bay, 2-0 7/7

» Some Shorewood residents opposed to height of new developments 7/5

» Milwaukee man accused of seeking to deliver heroin to Ozaukee County 7/2

» Glendale dad charged with shooting sons said he was bullied Updated:  6/30

» Tree falls on man in Fox Point 6/28

» Stunned friends try to grasp shooting of Glendale brothers Updated:  6/27

» One killed, one injured in Glendale shooting Updated:  6/26

» Homestead baseball team gets help from G'town mistakes in 10-4 win 6/26

» Updated: Glendale man charged with shooting two sons 6/26

» New shopping center planned for Grafton 6/26

» Shorewood man charged with 13 counts of voter fraud Updated:  6/24

» Homestead football golf outing on June 30 6/24

» Free beer offered at opening of Hubbard Park Beer Garden 6/23

» Sprecher considers tap room for new building 6/23

» MMSD approves sewer service expansion in Mequon 6/23

» Storms force 336 million gallons of sewage into Milwaukee waterways Updated:  6/20

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss
Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

Local Business Directory

CONNECT