On Saturday, Dec 19 Camp Craig Allen had their annual Christmas party in a big way. It was combined together as not only a Christmas party, but also a Winterfest that included a sports clinic that allowed wheelchair hockey and basketball players to play on a full court!

“Having the whole NBA stadium for full court manual basketball then switching over to full court power wheelchair hockey was epic for our players,” says Dawn Cruzan president of Camp Craig Allen with excitement!! “Then we had dinner, gave away awesome raffle items, everyone got to meet the players then ended the party with incredible floor or suites seats for everyone to stay for the game! The Legends were the amazing host and it was an incredible opportunity to love on our players in this big way,” Cruzan adds!!!!

Before the wheelchair games began Turning Point, Mike Shipka/United Access, Generous George/Texas Legends were given awards of gratitude from Camp Craig Allen for their volunteer efforts and collaborative  partnerships:

Getting to hear the angelic voice of Lauren Taylor as she performed the singing of the national anthem, and the Lone Star Chapter– Paralyzed Veterans of America did the colors!:

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Dallas Jr. Wheelchair Basketball!

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North Texas Wheelchair Hockey League! North Stars & MotorMavs teammates were both represented!

What some of the hockey players had to say about the party!:

“After going to multiple Texas Legends games I felt honored to be able to come and play our first game on their court. It was great to play on a full size court. I really appreciate the hospitality of The Texas Legends and staff to not only allow us players to play but let Camp Craig Allen and each players Family have our Christmas Party on the ground floor plus invite us to their game after. Thank you Texas Legends and everyone involved for a great time,” said Justin Fetz!

“It was great to hold the event in Frisco at Dr. Pepper Arena. Thank you to The Texas Legends players and staff, our volunteers, and sponsors for helping make such a memorable event. We can’t wait to do it again next year,” said Laura Halvorson!

“It was really great playing in the stadium. It really brought the game to a new level. Can’t wait to do it again. Thank you everyone who made it possible,” said Charlie Hughes!

“I felt honored and proud to play a real game on an actual real court. This was my very first timeI Thanks to the Texas Legends and Sponsors for giving us this opportunity and experience of a lifetime! I hope we can do this many more times in the future! Go Legends,” Chris Fish said!

It was fun meeting and greeting everyone involved with the Texas Legends!

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Where the eating and visiting took place!

There you have it! A blast for everyone involved! I cannot believe this year is almost over! Thank you so much for listening to me ramble yet another year doing this blog! Hope that everyone stays safe and has a Happy New Year! Until 2016…

Rolling on, Stephanie