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Inclusion on the court: Wheelchair basketball tournament Feb. 27

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Feb. 25, 2016 — Drury University’s Office of Counseling and Disability Support Services and the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity are co-sponsoring a 3-on-3 wheelchair basketball tournament at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 at Weiser Gym. The event is free and open to the public.

Proceeds from the event will benefit local children with muscular dystrophy who wish to attend Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camp at the Lake of the Ozarks in May.

Eight teams consisting of students, faculty and staff are slated to go head-to-head throughout the day. The tournament will last until about 12:30 p.m. and will be followed by a barbecue for all participants.

“We want to have fun on the court and raise money for the MDA camp, but we also want to demonstrate that Drury is committed to and supportive of people of all abilities,” said Ed Derr, director of counseling, testing and disability services. “Our Drury students who use wheelchairs are excited about this, and are helping organize the event.”

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Media Contact: Ed Derr, Director of Counseling & Disability Support Services: (417) 873-7457 or ederr@drury.edu.

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