Bosque Students Play in Wheelchair Basketball Game

Before the Tri-School Dance, Bosque students took part in a wheelchair basketball tournament. Alumnus Travis Davis, Class of 2006, helped coordinate and schedule the event. This was the second year the tournament took place and all three of the schools participated—Bosque School, Sandia Prep, and Albuquerque Academy. The total amount raised from the game was an astounding $2,246. All of the proceeds from the tournament went to the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation. 

Bosque students who participated include Elijah ‘20, Ian ‘20, Lenny ‘21, Finnegan ‘21, Wyatt ‘21, Anthony ‘22, Everett ‘22, Lance ‘22, and Cooper ‘24.

In the first game, Bosque played against Academy and won by two points. In the second game, Bosque played Sandia Prep and won by a small margin. The third game was Bosque versus Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation’s team, the Wheel Runners.

In addition to helping organize the event, alumnus Travis Davis also played. The event is close to his heart. “I've been involved with wheelchair basketball since I was in 9th grade at Bosque School,” said Travis. “I played on the junior wheelchair basketball team, Zia HotShots, sponsored by the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation. In 2014, I became the coach of that team under a new name Wheel Runners, still sponsored by Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation.”

Travis is currently working on his consulting company, Equal Steps LLC, whose mission is to “provide high quality services to individuals through disability awareness training, stock photography, and web accessibility.” Additionally, Travis gives disability awareness talks to schools, and most recently, has consulted with Bosque School’s BEMP program to help make it more inclusive for students with disabilities.