Now open at the CMOM, weather permitting! This unique and challenging exhibit teaches Children about shapes, angles, math, geometry, trigonometry and cooperative play. Bankshot is a new game of skill and challenge that is often described as a "mini golf, but with a basketball." Players of all ages and abilities, including disabled participants, proceed through a course of 19 angled, curved and non-conventionally configured brightly colored backboards, banking shots off the Bankboards™ and through the rims. Bankshot™ Sports are non-aggressive and entirely inclusionary. Participants play alongside, not against, each other. Some shots demand caroms off two Bankboards™. Some are ricochets and some diabolically maddening shots have three Bankboards™ and two rims. Players may use a scorecard to track their score as they shoot increasingly difficult shots at each of the stations. It's a basketball lover's greatest challenge! Read more here
Furthermore, a Connecticut location of a Bankshot court opened on Monday, Kevin Ollie opened a "Kevin's Kourt," a handicapped-accessible basketball court at the Boys & Girls Club of Hartford. The court features 10 stations with special baskets at all different heights, and they're designed for people in wheelchairs and with other disabilities.It's the first such court in Hartford and one of several the UConn coach is building across the state.