Family, friends, fans, and well-wishers gathered at Caffé Paradiso on Saturday, December 24th to celebrate the publication and release of author Armand “Tip” Thiboutot’s new book, Wheelchairs Can Jump! A History of Wheelchair Basketball (Acanthus Publishing 2011).

Author Tip Thiboutot and Adrianna DeStefano, owner of Caffe Paradiso. (Photo: Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography)

Thiboutot, along with co-author Stan Labanowich (now deceased), then turned his talents to crafting the definitive history of wheelchair basketball, aiming to fill a long-standing void for people who have only a superficial knowledge of the existence of elite wheelchair basketball performance and its importance in the lives of its participants. Wheelchairs Can Jump! brings to life the sport’s rich 65-year history as played out in the two most prestigious competitions organized for its athletes—the quadrennial Paralympic Games and Gold Cup World Championships. Copies can be purchased at WheelchairsCanJump.com.

Photos courtesy of Acanthus Publishing.

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