The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) announces a Request for Proposals to host and serve as the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the Junior, Adult, Intercollegiate, and/or Women’s Division National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament/s as part of the 2022, 2023, and/or 2024 Toyota National Championship Series.¹
The goal for all events part of the Toyota National Championship Series is to create a positive lasting experience for all athletes, members, and attendees. Through this, we plan to assist the selected LOC in further growing wheelchair basketball in their surrounding community. This will evoke pride in local athletes and confidently help attract more players, fans, and partners. The NWBA intends to run these events in the most financially efficient and conscientious way possible. We believe that by entrusting in the below formula with the addition of consistent and hard work by all, we can do this (minimally) at a breakeven level for the LOC and NWBA. Any profit created may go to the LOC for more local adaptive sports events and resources.
Formal Bid Proposals should outline all necessary deliverables and are due by 12 pm mountain time on Thursday, June 10.
Submit Formal Bid Proposals to Brandon McBeain at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bid Proposals will be reviewed by Divisional Leadership and NWBA Board of Directors.
Per NWBA Bylaws, Article I Field of Play, Section 8 National Tournaments: “The Executive Director, with approval of the NWBA Board of Directors, shall select the date and location/s of the NWBT.”
¹The University of Texas-Arlington was previously awarded the bid and plans to host the 2022 NWBA Toyota Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball National Championships. The 2023 and 2024 events for the Intercollegiate Division are available for bid.
Bids for the 2022, 2023, and/or 2024 Toyota National Championship Series may be awarded as soon as July 2021. A formal announcement of the bid awardees will be released to NWBA membership following the decision during a mutually agreed upon time and date.
A formal Request for Proposal Form to help guide potential hosts on submissions is available below, along with other documents that contain more detailed information regarding the formal bid process.
For all future information regarding the NWBA Request for Proposals process, Click here to view the RFP webpage, where the documents below are also permanently available.
The Memorandum of Understanding for each event provides a broad outline of what a contract between the NWBA and LOC would look like, detailing duties and responsibilities and the responsible parties. Everything in these examples is not final, and can be negotiated. We encourage LOCs to bring up matters they would like to discuss further.
Director of Membership Services and Programs
Chief Executive Officer