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By Richard Scott
This Valentine’s weekend, you can show you care while supporting a good cause at the Gran Noche Bohemia and taking in an evening of Pan y Vino.
Puerto Peñasco’s own Rolling Rockies wheelchair basketball team wants your help as they get ready to host the league’s season opener in early March. “Once you see wheelchair basketball, regular basketball doesn’t compare” says team President Francisco Bercovich. A busy guy, he is also this year’s President at the State level for the Sonora Wheelchair Basketball League.
I recently sat down over coffee with Francisco and Rolling Rockies full-time supporter and honorary teammate Mark Olszewski. “It’s spectacular to see these guys play,” says Mark, “I really want people to know these games are entertaining.”
Francisco chimes in, “The goal is to send two groups from Sonora to the Nationals this year. The City administration has opened their arms to us, and we have a new sponsor too – Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine.”
The Rockies do more than play basketball. They also repair children’s wheelchairs, appear at the La Montaña School for children with special needs, and take kids to Paralympic competitions across the state. “If people are willing to come and have a good time with us, it helps with all that we do,” says Francisco.
Noche Bohemia is a fun way for everyone to be part of the “Home Team”. Noche Bohemia / Gran Noche de Queso, Pan y Vino this Saturday, Feb. 15th from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets are 50 pesos and the event will be held at the Salón de INAPAM (Seniors’ Center).
Where is Salon de INAPAM? From Benito Juarez take the street on the South side of the baseball stadium (Adolfo Lopez Mateos) head East 5 blocks and turn right, and it is just after you turn the corner.