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FORT WAYNE, Ind (WPTA21) - After a morning that saw the dedication of a couple new courts at McMillen Park, Turnstone athletes took to the pavement for some games of basketball.

Officials say these refurbished courts are possible thanks to a 50-thousand-dollar grant from the "N-B-A All-Star Legacy Committee." 

Before this renovation, these courts were full of weeds, sprouting through cracks, and there were bullet holes in the backboard. 

Now? 

They're the perfect spot for an events like Friday night, a "field day" featuring wheelchair tennis, basketball and adaptive golf. 

Head coach Molly Welfle was all smiles to play the game he loves. 

“As much as I like the indoors, I like playing in the sunlight getting my little tan on and stuff and having a nice court to play on." Welfle said. 

He also says it's a great way to interact with friends and just feel like a normal person. 

Turnstone Center provides programs and services for over 3000 children and adults with disabilities every year thanks to critical support from community donors, sponsors and partners like: the NBA All-Star Legacy Committee, AWS Foundation and Parkview Health. 

Vince Lovergine

Vince Lovergine joined the WPTA team August 2020 as a multimedia journalist.

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