SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield has come together in astounding ways to help the family of disabled 6-year-old Brianna Feeney raise money to purchase a handicap accessible vehicle. Now over halfway to the goal of raising $65,000, the fundraising continues. The town is once again coming together this Saturday June 20th from 9am-5pm at South Plainfield High School for Wheeling for Bri, a day of wheelchair basketball games.
Wheeling for Bri is sponsored by Coaches Care, a nonprofit organization established to help sick children in the community. There is no fee to attend the event. The Lions Club will be cooking hamburgers, hot dogs and more. Former South Plainfield Middle School teacher John Limyansky will DJ and there will be a tricky tray with plenty of baskets to win.
Teams are still needed to enter and Coaches Care has asked everyone to spread the word. Five player teams will each play a 30-minute basketball game in specially designed sports wheelchairs. Some game challenges are the Police verses Firemen, Councilmen verses the Board of Education, and Boy Scouts verses parents. Coaches care is encouraging participants to be inventive in forming teams and challenging opponents. The donation for a 30-minute game is $150 and includes 5 Wheeling for Bri T-Shirts. One-hour games will be $300 and the participants will receive 12 T-Shirts.
Brianna was born with an extremely rare genetic disorder that only 250 people have been diagnosed with in the world called Pallister Killian Syndrome, or PKS. Because of the disorder, Brianna is blind, unable to talk or walk. But despite her disabilities, she is a beautiful little girl full of love and smiles.
To reserve a time slot for a game, to donate a basket for the tricky tray, or for more information, please contact Kevin Hughes, South Plainfield Recreation Director at (908) 226-7714.