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2017-18 NWBA Membership Week Launches with Event Sanctioning Application

06/26/2017, 11:30am CDT

Colorado Springs, Colorado – To kick-off the 2017-18 NWBA Membership Week, the NWBA announced Monday that the NWBA Event Sanction Application portal for the 2017-18 season is now open. The NWBA Membership Week has been established as the last week in June annually to communicate with the members the process to become properly registered for the upcoming season. The NWBA will be communicating across multiple communication channels (; NWBA Social Networks; NWBA E-mail) to best inform our members and those interested in the wheelchair basketball the processes necessary to become a member of the NWBA.

"As the the oldest and largest disabled sports organization in the world, we have need to increase our services to our members," said Anthony Bartkowski, NWBA Executive Director. "The first step is providing a formalized event sanctioning process that includes developing resource materials for teams and sanction holders.We also have to collectively work in developing more competitive opportunities for our teams and through increased services to our numerous volunteers is one new initiative."

The Event Sanctioning process for the 2017-18 NWBA season is now open and accepting applications. The Event Sanctioning Application allows individuals to apply to host an NWBA game between two teams; NWBA tournament (more than two registered NWBA teams); NWBA clinic/camp; NWBA fundraiser; and any other type of wheelchair basketball event involving NWBA members.

Included in the Event Sanctioning Application is consideration to be designated as a NWBA Classification Event; Junior Division Regional Qualifying Tournament; and NWBA Conference Tournament. Each of the tournament designations will be reviewed and approved by the necessary NWBA leadership committee.

A formal event sanctioning process ensures liability coverage of individuals, teams, host organizations and the NWBA. Another benefit is protecting the integrity of NWBA competition by confirming that NWBA registered teams participating in NWBA events.

Lastly, the event host will be provided an Event Resource Guide. The Event Resource Guide will include information to executing event operations, training materials for table officials, NWBA scorebook and a communication plan for an event. The NWBA is proud to re-introduce the NWBA Scorebook for NWBA registered teams and NWBA sanction holders.

If you have questions please contact Brandon McBeain, Director of Membership Services and Programs, at or (719) 266-4082 ext. 108.

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