Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) will launch a schools programme on Thursday (30 March) designed to educate teachers and students about the sport and encourage youth, with or without an impairment, to be physically active.
The programme, in collaboration with the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association (OWSA), promotes inclusion and creates a meaningful legacy in the community both leading up to and beyond the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship this June in Toronto, Canada.
The launch event will feature a demonstration of wheelchair basketball. Students will get to try the sport for themselves alongside the top up-and-coming players in the country.
Media are invited to attend the launch to catch a glimpse of some of Canada’s elite national team programme athletes, including hopefuls set to represent Team Canada at the Men’s U23 World Championship from 8-16 June at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.
More information can be found on Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s website.