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Fact Sheet & Hotel Information Now Available for Adult & Junior portions of the 2023 NWBA National Championship Series

By NWBA, 01/20/23, 6:30PM CST

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Juniors held March 24-26 & Adults held March 31-April 2

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – The National Wheelchair Basketball Association and Visit Wichita are excited to announce the first edition of the fact sheet, share hotel information and event webpage for the Adult and Junior Division portions of the 2023 NWBA National Championship Series to be held in Wichita, Kansas. 

The Adult Division I, II, & III tournaments will occur on Friday, March 31, to Sunday, April 2. The Varsity, Prep, and Varsity Invitational tournaments will occur on Friday, March 24, to Sunday, April 2.


Fact Sheet - Adult & Juniors

The Fact Sheet includes event information regarding competition schedules, entry tickets, hotels, and other important event details. The Fact Sheet will be updated as more information is available. Announcements will be made when important updates, registrations and information is available. 

Please check for updates on the Fact Sheet and more information on the 2023 NWBA National Championship Series webpage  at www.nwba.org/nationals. Information on the Intercollegiate Division (Men's & Women's) and Women's/Military Division events is (and more when) available on this webpage as well.
 

The tournament flow for Adult & Junior Division events is available on the event webpage; this will provide an overview of all the games played for an event. Also included in the flow is the start and end times of competition each day. Please note these tournament flows are subject to change based on number of teams attending each event. 


Host Hotel Information - Adult & Junior Nationals

The Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35 (549 S Rock Rd, Wichita, KS 67207) will serve as the host hotel for the Adult and Junior Division portions of the 2023 NWBA National Championship Series. The hotel is located directly off I-35 and only 15 minutes (8.2 miles) to Wichita Hoops, event venue for both the Junior and Adult Division events.

The Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35 is near Towne East Square Mall, Greenwich Place, Sedgwick County Zoo, and Cowtown Museum. The Green Mill Restaurant and Bar, is on-site restaurant, serves breakfast and dinner including room service and a daily happy hour. 

The room rate is $119.00 per night (includes breakfast for 4 per room).  Please feel free to view the information below to make a reservation at the Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35:

  • Phone: (313) 686-7131
    • Reference "National Wheelchair Basketball Association" when calling for reservations for group rate.
       
  • Online:

Book your group rate for the NWBA National Championship Series
Group Code: NWB (yes, three letters only)

Step by step instructions for online reservations:

  1. Clink on link
  2. Select BOOK NOW
  3. Enter the date of CHECK IN & CHECK OUT
    1. Once the dates of stay are put in the group rate will appear
  4. Select Room Type & Book
  • Juniors
    • The cut-off date to make a reservation is March 9th, 2023, on or before 5 p.m. The block rate will not be available after this time.
  • Adults
    • The cut-off date to make a reservation is March 16th, 2023, on or before 5 p.m. The block rate will not be available after this time.

Other Hotel Information - Adult Junior Nationals

Visit Wichita and NWBA have again coordinated with other hotels for alternative lodging accommodations from Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35 for these events. Please view the Fact Sheet or nationals webpage, both available here, for the alternative options available. 


Stay to Play Model

The 2023 NWBA Adult & Junior Wheelchair Basketball National Championships, similar to the last two years, will be again utilizing a "Stay to Play Model" for lodging for the event. Please see below for more information on "Stay to Play Model" which is commonly used in hosting sporting events:

  • The “Stay to Play” Model helps ensures the LOC is receiving hotel rebates for room nights associated with our event. This model helps the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) to offset cost from these hotel rebates for LOC to come as close to breakeven on hosting this event as possible.
  • The Stay to Play model applies to the host hotel AND any other hotel listed in the Fact Sheet & "Additional Hotels" tab on the national’s webpagehttps://www.nwba.org/nationals.
  • There are a variety of hotel properties that are included outside of the host hotel.
  • For the purposes of the logistics Visit Wichita/NWBA will email a spreadsheet to all teams invited to nationals that will be requesting their hotel information. Each team will fill one out providing their team name, each team members name, their hotel name, and confirmation number. They will then email this spreadsheet to Visit Wichita; email to be provided.
  • The Stay to Play model is vital in helping the NWBA support our Local Organizing Committee and creating an efficient and well-organized event for all participants and attendees.
  • A $300 fine will be paid by any team that does not follow the Stay to Play model. This fine will be collected by Visit Wichita.