Youth Development

North Texas Wheelchair Basketball Conference

  • Dallas, TX
  • http://www.dallasjuniorwheelchairmavericks.org/

Mission Statement

Our mission is to offer a competitive and recreational atmosphere in which children with disabilities can have a happier and healthier lifestyle.

Main Programs

  1. Dallas Jr Wheelchair Mavs

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ruling year

2014

chief executive

Ms Michelle Torina

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Keywords

youth, disabilities, sports, basketball, Dallas Jr Wheelchair Mavericks, skill development

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EIN

20-3535447

Also Known As

Dallas Jr Wheelchair Mavs

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Basketball (N62)

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

The Dallas Jr Wheelchair Mavs use basketball as a tool to develop sportsmanship, social competence, and the self confidence necessary for children and teens with physical challenges to be dynamic members of their community.
 

 

The goal of the program is to offer a wheelchair basketball team for children with physical disabilities otherwise not offered in our local schools or community based programs. Youth sports develop confidence, offer a sense of achievement, and build leadership qualities, cooperation, agility, speed, strength, endurance and the ability to make decisions and accept responsibility for one's actions.  Sporting events provide a peer group of individuals in which children with similar strengths and weaknesses get together to discuss their world and problem-solve similar challenges.

Programs

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Program 1

Dallas Jr Wheelchair Mavs

The Dallas Jr Wheelchiar Mavs comprise 3 wheelchair basketball teams for kids ages 6 – 18.   Our prep division team is made up of kids 13 and under. 

The Varsity division is for children 14 – 18 and is divided into two levels of play (Junior Varsity and Varisty).  The Dallas Jr Wheelchair Mavs offers both recreational and competative play opportunities

Category

Youth Development

Budget

Population Served

Physically Disabled nec

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Funding Needs

The team has 4 primary sponsorship areas.  The first is the Dallas Tournament.  The team hosts its annual tournament in January and invites teams from all over the United States.  Annual tournament expenditure is ~$9,000.  The second opportunity helps cover annual costs associated with maintaining such a great organization.  Examples of reoccurring fees include: Membership fees to our National Organization, gym rental fees, uniforms, equipment repair expenditure are ~$15,000. The third opportunity is to help the team provide wheelchair basketball chairs to players in the first year of play and at the start of the season.  Chair run ~$2,500 each and usually last a player 4 or 5 seasons.  The team attempts to purchase 1-3 new chairs a year at a team cost of $7,500. The fourth sponsorship opportunity is sponsorship to help cover team travel. Due to the nature of the disability, wheelchair basketball teams must attain players from vast areas and few cities/states support more than one team. A family may spend up to $112,000 traveling to and from ~7 tournaments per year.

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North Texas Wheelchair Basketball Conference

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Ms Michelle Torina

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Steve Banta

Verizon

Term: Aug 2008 -

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