The CVR Crusaders Special Olympics basketball team finished in 2nd place at the Special Olympics Winter Sports Festival basketball championships in Wildwood. After finishing in second place in Division III in 2013 and winning the 2014 East Sectional tournament, the Crusaders were moved up to Division II for the 2014 championships. Despite the increased quality of competition, the Crusaders advanced to the gold medal game against the NJ Blackhawks, losing by two points in overtime. The CVR Crusaders basketball team was started as an ongoing initiative by the Center for Vocational Rehabilitation (CVR) to increase opportunities for CVR’s special needs participants.
“The Crusaders never stop improving,” said Travis Johnson, Head Coach of the CVR Crusaders basketball team. “Our basketball program is committed to the virtues of hard work, teamwork, positive aggressiveness and good sportsmanship. Every time our players compete they shine a lot on the tenacity and fortitude of people with special needs.”
Founded in 1954, the Center for Vocational Rehabilitation (CVR) has provided what people with disabilities need most for their self-respect and the esteem of others: WORK. CVR facilitates personal growth and helps bring dignity and respect to the people it serves through a variety of vocational and partial-care rehabilitation programs. For more information about CVR, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, please visit: http://www.cvrus.org.