Wheelchair basketball world championship comes to Frankfort May 12–14

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Information provided by the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. – (May 7, 2022) The Lincolnway Special Recreation Association (LWSRA) has been selected to host the 2022 National Wheelchair Basketball Association League (NAWBL) World Championship tournament at Lincolnway North High School in Frankfort May 12-14.

“LWSRA is humbled by the opportunity to host such an important event for the NAWBL community,” said Keith Wallace, LWSRA Executive Director.

Founded in 1976, LWSRA provides both adaptive and special recreation services for individuals with disabilities through a cooperative agreement with Frankfort, Frankfort Square, Mokena, New Lenox, and the Peotone park districts in the Chicago Southland region.

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The NAWBL World Championship will see some of the greatest men, women, and military players and teams from North America competing in the three-day event.

“We’re thrilled the NAWBL chose the Chicago Southland and are excited to see these incredible athletes compete for the World Championship!” said Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau President/CEO Jim Garrett.

Volunteers are needed to help keep score, run the shot clock, assist in-game streaming, general maintenance, first aide, and DJ-ing. Interested volunteers can sign up at https://lwsra.org/volunteers

The tournament will run Thursday, May 12 through Saturday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Tier 1 bracket is available at challonge.com

Lincolnway North High School is located at 19900 South Harlem Avenue in Frankfort, Illinois.

For more information, please visit https://nawbl.org.

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