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Dallas Jr. Wheelchair Mavericks player Zach Steger Makes-A-Wish for new jerseys for everyone on his wheelchair basketball team

Three People posing on a basketball court Steger serving as the Dallas Mavericks GM for the day. Image credit: Dallas Jr. Wheelchair Mavericks
"Because of Zech Steger's wish we are thrilled to be able to provide you with the enclose uniforms.  We hope wearing them brings you many wins in the future and, more importantly, lots of fun on the court!  Go Mavericks!" Image credit: "Because of Zech Steger's wish we are thrilled to be able to provide you with the enclose uniforms.  We hope wearing them brings you many wins in the future and, more importantly, lots of fun on the court!  Go Mavericks!

“Because of Zech Steger’s wish we are thrilled to be able to provide you with the enclose uniforms. We hope wearing them brings you many wins in the future and, more importantly, lots of fun on the court! Go Mavericks!” Image credit: Dallas Jr. Wheelchair Mavericks

Dallas Jr. Wheelchair Mavericks player Zach Steger used his Makes-A-Wish for new jerseys for everyone on his wheelchair basketball team.  The jerseys were presented to the team last night during the  Texas Legends game.  Make-A-Wish included a letter with the jerseys that said,  “Because of Zech Steger’s wish we are thrilled to be able to provide you with the enclose uniforms. We hope wearing them brings you many wins in the future and, more importantly, lots of fun on the court! Go Mavericks!”

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His coach Darlene Hunter was quoted by Seattle Adaptive Sports as saying, “Tonight, I got to be apart of something special. One of our players on the Dallas Jr. Wheelchair Mavericks team got to make a wish through the Make-A-Wish North Texas. He made the most unselfish wish, the wish to give. He wished that everyone in our program received new jerseys and warm-ups. Our kids was able to be surprised at halftime tonight of the Texas Legends game with their new bag full of clothes. I am so thankful that I know this amazing young man, who saw past himself and used his wish to give. I wish there were more people like this in the world. Thank you, Zach Steger, for being such an amazing person. I am so proud of you. We can all learn a lesson from you.”

 

Steger’s Make-A-Wish also included being the General Manager for the Dallas Mavericks for the day.  Steger is a cancer survivor. On Facebook, Steger said of his decision to ask for shirts, ” I wouldn’t be the person i am without each and everyone of yall in the program!!! I am so appreciative for the numerous opportunities yall have created for me on and off the court! I just want this program to keep growing!!! I LOVE everyone that is part of this basketball family! Thank you for all of the support through the good and bad! Now let’s show everyone who DALLAS really is this year!!!”

 

 

 

 

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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