Albuquerque Wheelchair basketball team shown gym door

You can check out the story and read the comments on KOBTV 4 website. It's regarding the current situation with UNM's Johnson Gym management kicking our team out. This after a 27 year relationship.
We could really use everyones support!

Wheelchair basketball team shown gym door



If you're interested in helping out we're going to be starting a petition soon. I'll post here again about it next week.

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Tags: Center, Johnson, UNM, albuquerque, basketball, wheelchair

Comment by Will on April 26, 2008 at 5:45pm
The team only practices at Johnson one day a week, the rest of the week they practice at the Barelas community center downtown. Johnson is a really nice facility and it's practically empty on the weekends which is helpful for practices. It's just unfortunate because like the article said they have been practicing there for over 20 years.
Comment by Will on April 26, 2008 at 5:53pm
Well UNM has plenty of facilities for everyone to use them on the weekend. I think one issue might be, for the team, that there aren't many gyms open on Saturdays with the facilities they need. But I'm getting together with them later in the week to work out the whole petition deal so I'll ask more questions then.
Comment by Will on April 26, 2008 at 11:24pm
Yeah I work at the computer lab environments on campus and I've raised the issue of accessibility time and again with my employers. We have wheelchair accessible stations at special desks designed to accommodate wheelchairs yet none of the doors to any of the pods are electric. ADA my ass.
Comment by bonnie on April 27, 2008 at 8:27am
Wow, just wow. Does Judge Murdoch know about this? Is this just the adult team or are the kids out too? What about the power soccer team? Big bummer!
Comment by ron on April 28, 2008 at 9:46am
This message is for anyone interested in coming to a wheelchair basketball practice. Saturday we play at johnson gym, 12-3 pm, although we re unsure for how much longer. Monday 6-8pm at barelas community center, located near coal and fifth street. And on thursday nights 8-10pm at raymond sanchez community center, Alameda and 4th street. Feel free to check out our website http://albuquerquekings.org, join our myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/albuquerquekings or contact me at myspace.com/krosandian, ronnynatividad@yahoo.com or nativida@unm.edu if you need further information about the team practices or anything else.

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