Transitions Foundation’s members of the back-to-back Central American champion Guatemala national wheelchair basketball team made the journey to Guatemala City March 12 to put on an intrasquad exhibition basketball game for an audience of students, and then spoke to the crowd about our mission to improve the lives of the disabled in Guatemala.
“It was a great opportunity to showcase not only our skills on the basketball court, but more importantly raise social awareness about Transitions Foundation and how we are helping those in need,” said Alex Gálvez, executive director at Transitions Foundation and member of the Guatemalan national team.
After the team put on a display on the court in a game that ended in a 7-7 tie, the audience was shown a video clip of Transitions Foundation being featured on CNN Español. Members of Transitions also delivered speeches on how to help the disabled.
“It ended up being a very good day and a lot of people in attendance were interested in what we had to say about Transitions,” said Gálvez. “Plus it’s always fun to play a little basketball in front of a crow as we continue to tune up to try to win our third straight Central America championship in the fall.”