Orlando Magic Wheels - Wheelchair Basketball is wholly supported by donations, grants and sponsorships thru the Orlando Wheelchair Games, Inc. (501c3)

(407) 399-3920

 

8426 Island Palm Circle
Orlando, Florida 32835

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© 2019-2020 Orlando Magic Wheels All Rights Reserved - By  AY Design

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What The Wheels Are All About 

* Orlando Magic Wheels 1st place Tournament Champions 2017

The Orlando Magic Wheels (OMW) is a member of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) where physically challenged athletes compete in fast moving basketball tournament play. Athletes, primarily with lower limb disabilities that range from amputations to paraplegia, participate in this team sport using wheelchairs. We take our name from the local NBA team, the Orlando Magic, and wear similar uniforms.

The Orlando Magic Wheels currently fields a team for league competition within the structure of the NWBA and the Florida Wheelchair Basketball Conference (FWBC). Our team plays in the Developmental division (DIII) of the NWBA. We abide by NCAA rules as adapted for Wheelchair Basketball.

 

WE HAVE VALUES

Our Mission

To provide an opportunity for physically disabled athletes to compete in a team sport while in a wheelchair in a competitive environment.

Our Vision

To encourage and guide the development of physically disabled novice and experienced athletes to achieve their highest performance level while practicing good sportsmanship.

Our Principles

Team, family, sportsmanship, exercise, community involvement, and FUN!

Meet The Team

Division 3

Our NWBA Division III team is a developmental division that is required to add new team members on a regular basis. The team utilizes adaptive NCAA College basketball rules. We field a very competitive team and in case anyone was wondering, this is a contact sport.

Contact us if you'd like to play on our team.

National Wheelchair Basketball Association 2019-2020 Official Team Roster
Support

Coach - Jack Roudabush
Asst. Coach - Joyce Prakke
Mechanical Support - Tom Lenhart
Classifiers - Joyce Prakke, Matt Dalbec
Statistician - Krystal Kraft
Team Representatives - Joyce Prakke, Jim Moore

The Orlando Magic Wheels

00 - Kevin Greene
1  - Nick Wilkins
3  - Ray Beers
4  - Danny Smith
5  - Javi Rodriguez
10 - Jake 'Batman' Crespo
11 - Manny Rodriguez
12 - Jim Moore

15 - Greg Dessert

20 - Mark Erikson
21 - Joyce Prakke
25 - Angel Rodriguez
31 - Ken Hill
32 - Jose Rodriguez

33 - Timmy O'Neal
42 - Dortrie 'Bird' Jones
44 - Matt Dalbec

55 - Connie Sloat

Orlando Magic Wheels - Wheelchair Basketball is wholly supported by donations, grants and sponsorships thru the Orlando Wheelchair Games, Inc. (501c3). 

8426 Island Palm Circle Orlando, Florida 32835 - (407) 399-3920

 

Who Gets To Play

We've Come a Long Way

Anyone with a lower limb disability who is coordinated enough to push a wheelchair and hold a basketball is a candidate. If you are in good condition and exercise regularly, great! If not but you are ready to start exercising in a fun, team environment, come on out. Currently, the youngest member of the team is 16 and the oldest is 60+. The team currently does not have extra sport wheelchairs, but you can try one of ours if you come out to watch us practice. Bring your family and friends.

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Practice

Every Tuesday
6pm to 8pm

 

Silver Star Rec Center
2801 N. Apopka-Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32818


Please contact Jim Moore at 407.399.3920 to confirm practice times.

Wheelchair Basketball means a lot to me. It is my life dream to play on a team and I’m pursuing my dream by playing on the Orlando Magic Wheels 

Jacob Crespo

 

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Through sports I have refocused on the physical abilities I have, versus the abilities I have perceivably lost 

 Michael Johnston, USN

Keep The Team Spinning To Victory

Members of the Orlando Magic Wheels (individually & as a team) participate in Community Service Exhibitions to promote disability awareness in the Central Florida area. Educating “Temporarily Enabled” people of all ages is a cornerstone of our Organization. Teaching physically disabled persons to become better athletes and team players is an obvious fundamental of our core values. However, without assistance and funding from the community we live in, the burden falls to our players and their families to pay for the things that keep us going.

Our Donors

Platinum-$5,000+

Harper Family Charitable Foundation

Gold-$2,500-$4,999

National Christian Foundation

Silver-$1,000-$2,499

Be the Next

Bronze-$10-$999

Exelon Foundation

Harris Rosen Foundation

Carina Prakke

Wheelers Medical Supply

Ed & Alida Hanna

GloFX

In-Kind Support

Orange County

BJ's Wholesale Club

Florida Adaptive Sports

Gator's Dockside

Program Sponsorships

Gym Time For Our Practice Sessions • $50
Wheelchair Repair & Maintenance • $100
Annual Membership Fee for The National  Basketball Association (NWBA) • $375
Sports Wheelchair • $5,000

Tournament Sponsorships

In-State Tournament Sponsorship • $1000
Out of State Invitational • $5,000
National Tournament Sponsorship • $10,000

In-Kind Support

Gym Time

Airline Tickets

Rental Vehicles and Trailers for team transportation

Hotel Gift Cards

Restaurant Gift Cards

Basketballs (indoor)

Wheelchair Parts: tires, tubes, seat cushions, velcro, strapping, etc.

To Donate please make checks payable to: Orlando Wheelchair Games, Inc.

Mail to: 8426 Island Palm Circle Orlando, FL 32835

Orlando Magic Wheels - Wheelchair Basketball is wholly supported by donations, grants and sponsorships thru the

Orlando Wheelchair Games, Inc. (501c3)

Your Donation is Tax Deductible, OWG is a 501c 3 Organization, Fed ID # 59-2429792 FL

Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services Registration # CH1311

A copy of the official registration and financial information can be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800) 435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.

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Tel: (407) 399-3920

8426 Island Palm Circle Orlando, Florida 32835

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You've Got Questions...We've Got Answers

How can I join your team?

We practice every Tuesday night from 6 to 8 PM at the Silver Star Rec Center (2801 N. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32818).  We invite you to come out and talk to the players and Coach to see if you would be interested in playing on our team.  We are always looking for new players!

Do I have to have my own sports wheelchair?

The team doesn’t supply sports wheelchairs.  If you come out to a practice we will try to match you with an experienced player for the purpose of trying their chair.  If you decide you would like to continue to play there are various ways to obtain a new or used sports wheelchair.  We can discuss these options.

Are there fees to play on the team?

We have to pay for exclusive use of our Practice Facility so we ask each player for $120/year.  You don’t have to pay that all at once and we will work with you on whatever you can afford.  That is the only monetary fee, but we do ask for help with fundraising for the team.

Do you provide transportation to games and practices?

No.  We generally car pool for away games (Tampa, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, etc.) and we try to hook up with players that live near enough to get rides to practices and home games.

How old do I need to be to play/participate?

Since there isn’t a Junior team in the Orlando area it’s best to be at minimum a HS student.  There is no upper age limit.  So as long as you are in reasonably good shape, have a lower limb disability, and a desire to play a competitive team sport we welcome you to come and play with us.

How can I support the team?

The Orlando Magic Wheels are a non-profit organization. Our 501c3 designation is Orlando Wheelchair Games, Inc. and tax deductible donations can be made thru the OWG.  Aside from monetary support (which we always need), when we have a Tournament we also need in-kind donations (bottled water, Gatorade, snacks, etc.).  If you would like to assist with fundraising, or helping out at a Tournament we are always looking for volunteers.  Finally we are accepting applications for Board members for the OWG.

Does the team do appearances/Exhibition games?

The short answer is yes.  We have done ½ time exhibition games at the Amway Center during Magic games.  We have also participated in various Disability Awareness events at a number of local Grade School, Middle School, HS, and Colleges.  These need to be scheduled in advance and we request a donation of $500 or at minimum enough to cover our travel expenses.  Contact us to get on our schedule and work out details.

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