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Meet Lakeshore Lightning Player Chris Goodwin

Chris Goodwin is new to the sport of wheelchair basketball and one of Lakeshore Lightning’s newest members, but he has quickly become a top scorer and leader on and off of the court. Learn a little bit more about Chris, and watch him play this weekend at the 2017 Pioneer Classic.

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Age: 22

Team: Lakeshore Lightning

Current residence: Sterrett, AL

Classification: 4.5

How many years have you played wheelchair basketball? This is my first year to play on a wheelchair basketball team and will be my first Pioneer Classic.

How did you get involved with wheelchair basketball? I learned about Lakeshore Foundation and its wheelchair basketball teams while going through physical therapy at Healthsouth Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital.

How old were you when you began playing? 18

Favorite quote: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”

“The dictionary is the only place success comes before work.”

Favorite food/meal: Seafood or steak

Favorite movie: The A-Team

Favorite athlete: Cody Garbrandt (MMA athlete)

Hobbies: Fishing, playing sports, working out, watching Netflix

Fun fact about yourself: I am currently a volunteer firefighter working to become a full-time firefighter.