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API Systems Teams Up with Denville PAL to Promote the Wheelchair Sports Federation’s Brooklyn Nets

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DENVILLE, NJ-- API Systems, Inc. (“API”), an IT Solutions, Services, and Staffing company, has partnered with the Denville Police Athletic League (PAL) to sponsor the 2016 Annual Mike Lione Wheelchair Basketball Game.  Featuring employees of API Systems and members of the Denville PAL competing against the Wheelchair Sports Federation’s Brooklyn Nets, the event will take place on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at Morris Catholic High School in Denville, NJ. Doors open at 6:30 PM and game starts at 7:00 PM. This family friendly event is free to attend and will include a DJ, prizes, and raffles. Donations will also be accepted for those who wish to support the Wheelchair Sports Federation and the Denville PAL.  All donations are tax deductible.

The charity event is focused on promoting awareness and support for the Wheelchair Sports Federation and the Denville PAL.  The Wheelchair Sports Federation is a national non-profit (501c3) that provides opportunities for disabled and wheelchair-bound adults and youth to play sports recreationally and competitively.  The federation is one of the first organizations to provide adaptive athletes with the opportunity to participate in a multitude of Adaptive Sports.  The Deville PAL, also a non-profit (501c3), provides youth sport programs to the children of Denville Township.

“This marks the third year that API Systems in sponsoring the Annual Mike Lione Wheelchair Basketball Game,” said Tom Boller, President and CEO at API Systems.  “Sports participation challenges players both physically and mentally, helps build character, and helps them become better team builders – both on and off the court.  It gives us all the opportunity to belong to something bigger: a team.”

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Mike Lione, who became wheelchair bound due to polio, championed awareness for the disabled – especially through wheelchair basketball. Mike was an active member and teammate of the Wheelchair Sports Federation’s Brooklyn Nets.  The Annual Mike Lione Wheelchair Basketball Game honors his legacy.

To learn more about the Wheelchair Sports Federation and to donate, visit http://www.wheelchairsportsfederation.org. To learn more about the Denville PAL and to donate, visit http://denvillepal.org.

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