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The Freewheelers is LVCIL's adaptive sports program. The goal of the Freewheelers is to unite athletes with and without disabilities in the Lehigh Valley in an effort to build confidence, endurance, strength, and respect for athletic ability in all people.

The Freewheelers primary sport is wheelchair basketball. The team routinely plays games against local businesses, schools and organizations to raise awareness about adaptive sports and also raise funds to purchase more equipment, such as wheelchairs. In the past, the Freewheelers have played against Good Shepherd Rehabilitation, Lehigh University Men's and Women's Basketball Teams, Bangor Area High School and more. In 2015, the Freewheelers hosted a wheelchair basketball clinic for youth with disabilities sponsored by the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and ABC Medical. The team also held a large wheelchair tennis tournament, sanctioned by the USTA, for many years before losing court space.

The team is currently fundraising to offer more adaptive sports opportunities to get youth and young adults with disabilities active and engaged. If you are a business, school or organization and would like to schedule a wheelchair basketball game against the Freewheelers, please contact Brian Pedersen, Development & Grants Manager, at 610-770-9781 ext. 120 or email brianpedersen@lvcil.org.

Video of the game against the staff of Good Shepherd Rehab


Videos/Photos of Past Events

Photos of a game against the men's and women's basketball teams of Lehigh University

A photo of the Freewheelers in a pre-game huddle

Photo Courtsey of Alyee Lehr

Justin Goldsborough basketball player from Lehigh University plays offense against the Freewheelers Chris Kile

Photo Courtsey of Chris Barry

Photos of a game against staff members of LVCIL

A photo of the Freewheelers Chris Kile grabbing a rebound and starting to throw a pass to Everett Deibler wheeling quickly down the court

Photo Courtsey of Brandee Krycia

Photo of a Freewheelers practice at Trexler Middle School

Photo of a Freewheelers practice at Trexler Middle School. Everett Deibler plays defense on Joey Krycia

Photo Courtsey of Rachel Amelio