NBA Announces NWBA All-Star Wheelchair Classic
As part of the NBA Cares All-Star community outreach activities, NWBA All-Stars will host their annual basketball clinic on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 6:00 p.m. CT, for over 75 young athletes, some of them also wheelchair-bound, at Dryades YMCA in New Orleans.
“NBA All-Star is a great showcase for our game since it gives fans a front row seat to the skill displayed by our athletes,” said Todd Hatfield, NWBA Executive Director. “Also, thanks to the NBA Cares program, our players will be able to show young athletes what they can achieve.”
A tradition started during NBA All-Star 1998, the NBA/NWBA All-Star Wheelchair Classic will feature top wheelchair athletes selected from wheelchair teams that are members of the NWBA. The players, selected by the NWBA, are divided into East and West All-Stars. For more information on the NWBA go to www.NWBA.org.
The National Wheelchair Basketball Association is comprised of over 200 basketball teams within twenty-two conferences. The NWBA was founded in 1948, and today consists of men's, women's, intercollegiate, and youth teams throughout the United States of America and Canada.
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