Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:00-5:30pm SDRP 2009 Hopkins Seminar Room
Dream Shot: The Journey to a Wheelchair Basketball National Championship
Discussion and presentation by author Josh Birnbaum and Matt Buchi, head coach of the U of I Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team
Embedded with the 2008 championship team, Josh took photos that captured the life experiences of people in the Illinois Wheelchair Basketball program from 2005 through the 2008 championship season. Dream Shot follows the unique lives of the players and coaches on the court and the road, and in quiet moments at home and in the classroom. Along the way, Birnbaum provides the definitive story of the 2008 team alongside the story of the university’s dedication to the progress of disability rights.