Hinze Competes for UW-Whitewater in Video Contest

June 21, 2011

Chris Okon, Nate Hinze, and Matt Lesparance celebrate after winning the 2011 National Championship.Nate Hinze wants to give back to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, but he needs your help.

Hinze, who graduated in May, helped the wheelchair basketball team win three national championships for UW-Whitewater. He has succeeded not only on the court but also in the classroom by being named an academic All-American.

He's a contestant in a video contest sponsored by Top End, a wheelchair manufacturer. The three videos that draw the most views by the end of June each win $3,000. In addition, each will receive $6,000 to donate to a charity of their choice. Hinze has decided to donate the money to the UW-Whitewater wheelchair basketball program if he wins.

"Nate wants to give back to UW-Whitewater because of the time he played here.  He wants to give back to the school," said Jeremy Lade, head coach of the wheelchair basketball team.

To help Hinze, click the video link below and watch his story.   The winning videos will be announced by Aug. 1.

 Click here to see Nate's video. www.youtube.com/user/InvacareRealLife


Sara Kuhl