2024.0320 Nationals and CarMax NEWS

Youth Exhibition Game to be Played on the CarMax Court During 2024 Wheelchair Basketball National Championships

RICHMOND, VA – (Friday, March 29, 2024) – Sportable, Central Virginia’s premier adaptive sports club, is proud to announce the Junior Prep Division exhibition games will be played on the CarMax Court at the Henrico Sports & Events Center during the 2024 NWBA Wheelchair Basketball National Championships. Youth players from the hometown Sportable Spokes Prep Wheelchair Basketball Team will team up with players from across the country for exhibition games on Friday, April 5, 2024, at 12:30 p.m.

“Although our Sportable Spokes prep team did not qualify for Nationals this year, we are thrilled they will have the chance to compete in front of their hometown fans in the NWBA Junior Prep Division exhibition games,” commented Hunter Leemon, Sportable Chief Executive Officer. “Comprised of our youngest athletes – from age 5 to 13 – the Sportable Spokes have worked hard all year and we can’t wait to see them show off their skills alongside top players from across the county next week. We are grateful to CarMax, Foundational Partner of the NWBA National Championships and Official Court Sponsor, for helping us provide meaningful opportunities like this for adaptive athletes in our community.”

“We are honored to be a foundational sponsor of the NWBA Wheelchair Basketball National Championships and continue our longtime support of Sportable’s mission,” said Leslie Parpart, Director of Community Relations at CarMax. “We look forward to welcoming participants to our hometown and cheering them on throughout the weekend.”

The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) Junior Prep Division is composed of wheelchair basketball players age 13 and under, using a basket height of 8.5 feet. There are currently 44 prep teams registered with the NWBA and the top 16 prep teams in the country will compete at the NWBA Wheelchair Basketball National Championship April 5-7 in Richmond, VA.

In total, 100 Adult and Junior Division wheelchair basketball teams from across the country will compete for national titles April 5-14, 2024. Tickets are on sale now at Sportable.org/Nationals-Tickets.

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