LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The annual Lafayette Spinners fundraising basketball game tipped off Friday evening with a renewed rivalry.
Mayor John Dennis led the West Lafayette Roundabouts against Mayor Roswarski's Lafayette Marquis.
The game raises money for Disability Awareness Month which is the month of March.
Funds help the Spinners afford its tournament fees, wheelchairs and equipment.
The team offers opportunities for those who are in wheelchairs to play the game of basketball and have fun along the way.
Mayor Roswarski said playing in the wheelchair is more difficult than you may think.
"It's really not easy and the guys doing it that are playing for the Spinners takes a lot of skill, a lot of work and training just like any other sport you do to be able to move those wheelchairs, dribble, shoot that basketball and pass it," said Roswarski.
The Spinners typically play in three tournaments a year and travel all over the midwest.