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Time to Cheer for Project INVEST - June 16-18

Women in wheelchairs play basketball
TWU is known for its adapted sports and activities programs, including Project INVEST, which focuses on the rehabilitation of veterans. Ron Davis, who created Project INVEST, instructs TWU students during wheelchair basketball drills. Photo by Deanna W. Titzler

Put on your TWU gear and come to Channel 8’s Daybreak Party on the Plaza, 5-7 a.m., June 16, at WFAA's Studios at Victory Park (3030 Olive Street) in Dallas. Help us cheer for TWU’s own Ron Davis, PhD, kinesiology professor and organizer of Project INVEST, who will be on camera promoting the Southwest Military Wheelchair Basketball Conference Tournament being held this weekend in TWU's Pioneer Hall in Denton. Free breakfast will be provided at the Daybreak Party.

Project INVEST (INjured Veterans Entering Sport Training) offers injured, ill and wounded military, both active duty and veterans, adaptive sports and activities at various locations across North Texas. Our mission is to serve those who have served by building strength through sport and confidence through competition.

All activities related to the basketball tournament are free to the public. An exhibition game between first responders and veterans will be held at 6 p.m., June 16, at the Cross Timbers YMCA, 2021 Cross Timbers Road, in Flower Mound. On June 17-18, tournament play continues at TWU. All are welcome.

KINS Alum Awarded School Teacher of the Year Honor

PE teacher holding white clipboard and a basketball.
TWU Kinesiology Alum Nicole Arrington

After graduating from TWU with her bachelor's (2010) and master's (2013) degrees in kinesiology, Nicole Arrington was ready to be a physical educator - and an excellent one at that. Arrington recently was named 2017 Teacher of the Year at Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences (TABS) in the Fort Worth ISD.

"I do my utmost to instill in my students the love of movement not just in the gym but outside of it as well," she said. 

With this recent award, her enthusiasm for her school and her students was recognized by her fellow teachers. Arrington has taught at TABS for six years. 

"TWU's kinesiology department made the most impact on me as a successful physical educator, as did the health and education departments," she said. "I can't thank my professors at TWU enough for instilling in me the desire to make a significant difference in the lives of young people."