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This Week in the NWBA (Mar. 5-11)

03/05/2018, 5:45pm CST
By Pasha Zolfaghari

The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) is excited to offer sanctioned events this week in Nevada, Ontario (Canada), South Carolina, Washington and Wisconsin.

All events are open to the public. The NWBA asks that teams and spectators share their experience by posting their photos and tagging the NWBA. Use the hashtag #NWBA to be featured on our social media sites.

 

Teams and Players of the Month Voting Opens (Mar. 5)

The voting for Teams and Players of the month for the month of February will open on March 5. NWBA members will have until Monday, March 12 to get their votes in.

Team of the Month voting

Player of the Month voting

NWBT Invites for the Junior Division Sent Out (Mar. 8)

The invitations to the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament presented by ABC Medical will be sent out to the top 16 teams in the Junior Prep and Junior Varsity Division teams that registered for the NWB. Teams will have until Friday, March 9 to accept the invitation and reserve their spot in the tournament.

 

Carolina Wheelchair Conference Championship (Mar. 9-11)

The North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center will host the Carolina Wheelchair Conference Championship from March 9-11, 2018. The tournament will take place at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center, Located at 1100 Second Avenue South North Myrtle Beach, SC.

This will be a double-elimination tournament. Before the games start, there will also be a Conference Pre-Tournament Competition that will include the following skills: Free-throw shooting, agility and three-point contest.

The following seven Adult Division III teams will be featured in the tournament: Charlotte Rollin' Hornets (B) of Cornelius, NC; Fayetteville Flyers of Sanford, NC; Port City Spokesmen of Wilmington, NC; Triad Trackers of Lexington, NC; Triangle Thunder of Raleigh, NC; Spartanburg Pistons of Forest City, NC and the RCRC Lightning of Columbia, SC.

For more information, contact Event Director Melinda Chappell at 843-280-5632 or mechappell@nmb.us.

 

2018 Northern Conference Tournament (Mar. 10)

The Mad City Wheelchair Sports, Inc. will host the 2018 Northern Conference Tournament for the Junior Divisions on March 10, 2018. The tournament will take place at the Princeton Club East, located at 1726 Eagan Rd., Madison, WI, 53704. The tournament will follow a round-robin format.

The following three Junior Prep Division teams will be featured in the tournament: Minnesota Rolling Rowdies of Minneapolis, MN, Nebraska Red Dawgs – Prep of Omaha, NE and the SportAbility Rolling Panthers of Prairie City, IA.

The following three teams will represent the Junior Varsity Division: Minnesota Jr. Rollin’ Timberwolves – Varsity of Minneapolis, MN, Mad City Badgers of Madison, WI and the Nebraska Red Dawgs – Varsity of Omaha, NE.

For more information, contact Event Director Amy Spangler at 608-501-5946 or madcitywheelchairsports@gmail.com.

 

Toronto Rollin’ Raptors D2 Tournament (Mar. 10)

Wheelchair Basketball Canada will host the Toronto Rollin’ Raptors D2 Tournament on March 10, 2018. The tournament will take place at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, located at 875 Morningside Ave, Toronto, Ontario.

This will be a three team round-robin tournament featuring the Toronto Rollin Raptors - DI of Nepean, ON, Toronto Rollin Raptors - DII of Nepean, ON and Edinboro University of Edinboro, PA. 

For more information, contact Event Director Erik Robeznieks at 647-920-4358 or erobeznieks@wheelchairbasketball.ca.

 

Best of the West (Mar. 10-11)

Seattle Adaptive Sports will host the Best of the West tournament from March 10-11, 2018. The tournament will take place at West Seattle High School, located at 3000 California Ave W, Seattle, WA 98122.

For more information, contact Event Director Tami English at 206-963-0916 or info@seattleadaptivesports.org.

 

Las Vegas YUCCAS DI at UNLV (Mar. 10-11)

The City of Las Vegas and the Paralympic Sports Club of Las Vegas will host the Las Vegas YUCCAS DI at UNLV tournament from March 10-11, 2018. The tournament will take place at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, located at 4505 S Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more information, contact Event Director Jonathan Foster at 702-229-4796 or jfoster@lasvegasnevada.gov.

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