North Suburban YMCA to host wheelchair event with NU football team


The event will bring together members of the Northwestern football team, wheelchair athletes from the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA), the Journey of Hope cross-country bike team and players from the North Shore Youth Football organization to encourage “children and adults to participate in ‘play’ and athletics regardless of a disability or special needs,” according to a press release.

The event, which is open to the public, will include a meet-and-greet with Northwestern football players followed by a wheelchair football game between GLASA members and the Journey of Hope cyclists.

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