Wheelchair Basketball's Roots Date Back Over 70 Years

Dating back to 1946, wheelchair basketball was played primarily between American WWII disabled veterans, originally at University of Illinois. The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) formed in 1949 and now there are 200+ teams across the USA.

Wheelchair basketball is basketball played by people with varying physical disabilities that disqualify them from playing an able-bodied sport, ranging from spina bifida, birth impairments, cerebral palsy, paralysis due to accident, amputations (of the legs, or other parts), and many other disabilities. It's estimated that over 100,000 people play wheelchair basketball from recreation to club play and as elite national team members. 
(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheelchair_basketball)

Angel City Games hosted its first 3-on-3 wheelchair basketball tournament this year with 12 teams and over 50 players from all over the US. We're looking to expand the tournament to bring in even more teams in 2018 - please support our Fall Fundraising Drive to make that happen! Donate now at http://bit.ly/AngelCitySports2017

Photo Credit: Chris Brooks Photography

Photo Credit: Chris Brooks Photography