Featured Athletes

Danny Scrivano

Named to the 2014 Junior National Table Tennis team and watched by the United States Olympic Committee over the summer, senior Danny Scrivano strives his way to the Paralympic Games for 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. “My parents didn’t think I was going to play sports at all,” Scrivano said.…
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Jesus Villa

I was born in the Dominican Republic with congenital absence of the Tibia. When I was 2 the Badowski's graciously took me in with the help of the 'Healing The Children' non-profit organization. I was amputated and provided with prosthetic legs through Wright&Filippis. When I was about 6years old Mrs.…
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Chrissy Clark-Langlois

My name is Chrissy Clark-Langlois and I am a 2013 graduate of Chippewa Valley High School in Clinton Twp. My mom and I were burned in a house fire when I was 2 years old. As a result, I had to have both of my legs amputated below the knees.…
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Hurie Johnson

Track and Field 2008 ranked 12th in the world in 100 meter.  7th overall in the country 12.55 2010 p.r   11.87s  in 100 meter   Len Paddock Invitational 11.97s in 100 at the National Paralympic Championships 4th overall in country 2011 2nd overall ranked in country in long jump 5.53meters 2012…
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Maurice “Mo” Phillips, Jr.

RIM Detroit Diehards Wheelchair Basketball TeamHead CoachU.S. Paralympic Wheelchair BasketballFormer Head Coach Men’s Team             Maurice “Mo” Phillips, Jr. is currently devoted, full-time to his position of head coach for the Detroit Diehards, and serving on the National Wheelchair Basketball Assoc (NWBA) Rules Committee. Prior to its dissolution in January…
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Cheryl Angelelli

            Paralympic medal winner, World Record holder, and Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame inductee, are just a few of Cheryl Angelelli’s accomplishments after a tragic accident in a swimming pool in 1983 left her a quadriplegic. At the time, some may have thought a promising athletic career was cut…
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2.1.2017 Congratulations to John McSween of the Michigan Rolling Pistons, John just signed his letter of intent to attend the University of Illinois and continue his education and further his wheelchair basketball career. John has been part of The Michigan Rolling Pistons wheelchair basketball team for many years, Michigan Rolling Pistons is a co-ed, youth wheelchair basketball team providing opportunities for athletes ages 6-18 with physical disabilities to participate competitively in basketball. The athletes on this team are unable to participate in most local programs or school teams. Adaptive sports programs allow these athletes to experience the same benefits as their able-bodied peers. Our primary purpose is to provide more opportunity for boys and girls with physical disabilities to participate competitively in a sport. Our team motto is “No Limits.” The benefits of youth sports are well known. Through athletics, children gain increased selfconfidence and self-esteem, increased physical fitness and overall wellness. They also learn responsibility, and develop better communication and interpersonal relationships. Our athletes are unable to participate in most local programs or any of their school sports teams. Adaptive sports programs allow for these athletes to experience the same benefits as their able-bodied peers while also getting to meet and learn from others with the same abilities. It can be a difficult road keeping the teams up and running. With general overall health care costs, the additional costs of team sports and special equipment required to play can at times be a financial burden on families. That’s where Athletes Unlimited comes in to help support these teams and keep the programs running and growing throughout Southeast Michigan. Athletes Unlimited is a non-profit organization founded in 1996 by Jeff S. Pierce, DO, dedicated to providing social, recreational and athletic outlets to people with disabilities. Their guiding philosophy that life is not intended to be a spectator sport. Everyone, regardless of ability, can benefit from participating in sports. It continues to be Athletes Unlimited primary goal to provide these opportunities to as many physically challenged individuals as possible. We firmly believe that everyone should know that individuals with disabilities, regardless of their physical limitations, possess the same basic needs and desires as those without disabilities. Together we can strive to eliminate societal barriers that limit an individual’s potential to achieve. Join us in spreading the mission of helping disabled athletes, because life is not meant to be a spectator sport! www.athletesunlimited.com
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