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Christina Schwab: Mother | Wife | Coach | 5x Paralympian

Learn about Christina's Journey from athlete in the NWBA Junior Division to leading University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Wheelchair Athletics.


The Reach and Impact of the NWBA

With the support of our donors, we provide extensive programming to people with disabilities, an underserved group. From community programs to selecting Team USA, we have been proudly meeting the needs of our Members since 1949. Our Founder, Dr. Timothy Nugent, had a compelling vision of what the NWBA could become and we are Forever Grateful that he fought for Disability Rights.

With your assistance, we will be able to continue supporting athletes from ages 5 through 65 as they pursue their potential. Since our start after WWII, we have maintained a particular focus on military outreach. Watch Corporal Salazar's story below. Bigger than basketball is not a catchy phrase to us - wheelchair basketball literally improves lives.

This page includes athlete stories that illuminate the impact of your support. THANK YOU for investing in our Members. We don't take it for granted.


Jorge Salazar: Father | Veteran | Athlete, Team USA

Hear about Jorge's journey from the war zone of Afghanistan as a U.S. Marine and the role that Wheelchair Basketball plays for him. Listen to him tell it in his own words.

Steve Serio: 3x Paralympian | Captain, Team USA

Learn how the sport of wheelchair basketball provided Serio a sense of freedom as a child. Like most athletes he has only one regret - watch the video to learn what it is.