NubAbility Athletics Coach
“The best part about camp is meeting other people like me who share similar experiences. When I turned 17, I officially able to become a NubAbility Coach. Helping young limb different kids who love basketball has been amazing.”
Limb Difference: Traumatic
Type: Missing Right Arm (Below Elbow)
When Zach was 11 years old, he was involved in a boating accident. Zach was standing on the dock holding the rope to keep the boat from floating off. When his grandmother’s husband went to park the trailer, the end of the trailer caught the rope, which was was wrapped around Zach wrist. He was drug 30 yards, and the weight of the boat tore all of the ligaments from his hand to shoulder.
After being taken into surgery at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, it was determined that amputation was the best course of action due to severe nerve, tendon and ligament damage. Looking back and remembering the accident, Zach knows that losing his hand was a blessing. He is lucky to be alive.
Zach says the most difficult part of playing basketball without a hand is ball control.
Sports + Highlights:
● Lowndes High School (GA): Shooting Guard (4yrs)
● Valdosta Shooters AAU (GA): Shooting Guard (4yrs)
● Valdosta State University (GA): Shooting Guard
Zach is a bona fide “sneakerhead.” He works part-time buying and selling hard to find tennis shoes.
SPONSOR A Coach
Your donation offsets NubAbility’s expenses for coach: meals, lodging, apparel, travel, personal equipment, insurance, training and team building opportunities.
WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT
The NubAbility® Athletics Foundation can match any of our Campers to a Coach with the same limb difference as them. Our goal is to get our kids out of the stands, off the bench and into the game so they can excel confidently in sports and in life. #DontNeed2
Our certified, limb different instructors are able to offer customized, adaptive techniques for each sport that can our campers can continued to use long after camp is over.
NubAbility® Athletics truly appreciates individuals who pay it forward to others by helping raise funds though fundraisers, donations or new sponsor connections to help us cover camp costs.