OSU wheelchair basketball fundraiser is worth more than the cost of admission
The annual fundraising game that the OSU wheelchair basketball team plays against the men’s and women’s teams isn’t very well advertised or well promoted. It is, however, well worth more than the $5 admission.
I’ve been living in Stillwater and covering OSU basketball for almost three years, and I attended the event for the first time this year. I may have been out of town or something in the past, but honestly I just don’t remember hearing much about it. And I’m not alone — attendance at this year’s even couldn’t have been more than a couple hundred people. Which is an absolute shame, because it’s far and away one of the coolest events I’ve been to inside Gallagher-Iba Arena.
The Spokes are incredibly impressive — I was particularly blown away by Millwood High graduate Jason Walley, who I wrote a story about after the event. These guys fly, and it’s only more impressive when you see how much star athletes like James Anderson and Andrea Riley struggle to even move their chairs.
For OSU fans this is not only an opportunity to support the Spokes, but also to see the Cowboys and Cowgirls up close and personal. You can sit in the lower bowl for $5 –which is what, only about a thousand percent less than what you pay for regular games?
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