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Wheelchair Basketball at its Finest Coming to NYC

14 Aug, 2014


The 14th annual Matthew Sapolin Memorial Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (formerly the Mayor’s Cup) will bring the nation’s best wheelchair basketball teams to New York City for two days of non-stop action on October 11 & 12

 The tournament, held at Horace Mann School in the Bronx, is the largest of its kind in the Northeast and has become one of the premier events on the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) schedule. The deadline for teams to register is September 12th so make sure to sign up soon! For more information about this year’s tournament, please visit Facebook.com/SapolinTournament

Relevant dates: Saturday, October 11: Preliminary Rounds (10AM – 7PM); Playoffs and Championship: Sunday, October 12: Playoffs and Championship (9AM – 2PM)

Tournament Website: Updated schedules, rosters, results and pictures will be posted on Facebook.com/SapolinTournament.

The tournament will be played in a round robin format that guarantees each team plays a minimum of three games.

The tournament is open to all NWBA-sanctioned teams in the Championship and Division III divisions.

Admission is FREE for all spectators!

Volunteering is a good way for individuals to gain experience in the sports industry and see how an event is produced, while also serving their community. For more information about this fantastic opportunity, please visit our Tournament Volunteer page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Volunteer Coordinator Ben Ruiz at bruiz@nycgo.com or (212) 484-5427.

Entries will be determined on a first-come basis based on when their entry fees are received. Entry fee for the tournament is $250; teams will not be officially registered until the tournament entry fee is paid in full. The deadline for all checks to be received is September 12, 2014.

Participants are eligible for a discounted rate of $129 per room, per night at The Clarion Hotel at LaGuardia Airport. Reservations can be made via telephone by calling (718) 335-1200 and referencing the “Matthew Sapolin Memorial Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Group Rate”. The deadline to guarantee this rate is September 17.

For more information, contact Tournament Director: Jeff Mohl, Phone: (212) 484-5410, Email: jmohl@nycgo.com

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