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Richland High School Junior Working to Bring Wheelchair Basketball to Tri-Cities

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A Richland High School junior is working to bring his sport of choice to the Tri-Cities. A Richland High School junior is working to bring his sport of choice to the Tri-Cities.

RICHLAND, WA - A Richland High School junior is working to bring his sport of choice to the Tri-Cities.

Asuante Foner tells us he was an active kid. He played basketball, baseball and rode his dirt bike all over the place. But when he was 11 he got sick and the illness paralyzed his legs.

It's taken him years to come to terms with it and wheelchair basketball helped him do that.

"It feels really good to bring wheelchair basketball here because a lot of people here in Tri-Cities don't really know about it and don't really support it because it's not really known," said Foner.

Right now, Foner travels up to Spokane at least twice a month to play. The first step in starting a league down here is a tournament at Richland High on Saturday. It starts at noon and teams from Spokane and Portland will take part.

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