Countdown to the 2019 National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament








Basketball on Wheels!

We are the Ft Lauderdale Sharks. Our team is comprised of men and women who use a wheelchair for their mobility whether it be a birth defect or due to a horrific accident.

We compete in basketball not just because we love the sport but also to spread awareness and educate people that being in a wheelchair isn’t the end but a new beginning and a fulfillment of life from a new perspective.


The National Wheelchair Basketball Association and Louisville Sports Commission are excited to play host to the 70th anniversary of the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NWBT), presented by ABC Medical, on April 12-15 in Louisville, Kentucky. The NWBT has been held in Louisville since 2013, with this being the 11th time the tournament has called Kentucky home.

Juniors Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair Basketball for kids ages 6 to 13 taking place in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

The Fort Lauderdale Sharks are proud to announce that our Juniors can now practice every other week!

If you are interested in having your child join us, please call 954-518-5573 for more info.

All donations are tax deducible

Ft. Lauderdale Sharks is a 501(c) nonprofit

Adaptive Sports

Through connections with community organizations across South Florida, Memorial's Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program connects physically...

Go Beyond

Fort Lauderdale Sharks is proudly sponsored by Memorial's Adaptive Sports Program. In their own words: "Memorial Rehab Institute Adaptive Sports and...

Colm Williams

My name is Colm Williams, I am 21 years old and I've been playing wheelchair basketball for 5 years.

Jonathan Snyder

I am 26 years old and a double amputee born and raised in Florida. I was involved in motorcycle accident in January 2014, and was introduced to...

Jacob Sharff

Jacob was born in 1982 and grew up in West Palm Beach, FL. He was paralyzed in a car accident in 1999, at the age of 17. Prior to getting into...

Troy Beckford

Playing with the Fort Lauderdale Sharks since January 2016, Troy thrives on keeping active and feeding his competitive spirit. Just turning 23, he...

Sherrod Nelson

Sherrod is the Coach of the Fort Lauderdale Sharks which are set in 2 teams: DI and DII. He was paralyzed back in January of 2008 and has been a...

Jahquan Thomas

My name is Jahquan Thomas and I am a survivor. I have been through it all with my disability. I've yet to see any limitations for myself. I go above...

Ft. Lauderdale

Thank you to The City of Fort Lauderdale for allowing us to make this our home! Fort Lauderdale is a city on Florida's southeastern coast, known for...


Fort Lauderdale Sharks is a proud member of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association since 2010. World War II veterans gave birth to...


The Fort Lauderdale Sharks will learn/teach the fundamentals of wheelchair basketball by promoting good sportsmanship and respect to all participants emphasizing:

Fun- Fundamental individual & team based- Skills – Sportsmanship – Teamwork – Leadership – Competition


Our Vision is to provide the disabled community access to competitive and developmental team play that enhances skills for College, Paralympics & Championship division play in the NWBA.

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Wednesday night practice after the hills!

Posted by Memorial's Fort Lauderdale Sharks on Wednesday, September 28, 2016