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By Matthew O. Stephens

Fairchild hosts Eagles wheelchair basketball team

Athletes ready for collegiate season at scrimmage


Last updated 10/28/2021 at 8:36am

Matthew O. Stephens

The Eagle wheelchair basketball team surrounded by the coaches, staff, and members of Fairchild Air force Base.

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE – Tyler Hinshaw stretched his arms out defensively for Eastern Washington University to block a shot put up by Chief Master Sgt. Jake Vail.

Eagles sophomore Bob Hunt scooped up the basketball and raced down the court to put up another quick layup and 2 points increasing the Eagles' lead Oct. 22.

In observation of National Disability Employment Awareness month, Fairchild hosted the Eastern Washington Eagles wheelchair basketball team for a scrimmage to raise awareness for disabled workers.

The event was co-organized by Michael Marro, chief of security forces plans...

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