By David A. F. Sweet Wheelchair football athletes from across the country competed in the home tournament of the Lake Forest-based Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) Aug. 19-20.
Dave Michael, Mak Nong, and Jeff Yackley serve as the captains of the GLASA Chicago Bears, who are led by head coach and GLASA Board President Jason Sfire.
“These tournaments give our athletes the opportunity to put wheelchair football on display for the whole city to see,” Sfire said. The USA Wheelchair Football Tournament drew eight teams and was held at the College of Lake County.
GLASA provides 20+ adaptive and Paralympic sports year-round, including both the GLASA Chicago Bears Wheelchair Football competitive team and recreational wheelchair football.