Canada's best wheelchair basketball players come to Kamloops for the 2016 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League Championships

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KAMOOPS - Canada's best wheelchair basketball players — including several Paralympic hopefuls — will compete at the 2016 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League Championships in Kamloops next week.

From April 22 to April 24, 10 co-ed club teams from across Canada will battle for a national championship title at the Tournament Capital Centre. They will be welcomed by the host team: the Kamloops Bulldawgs.

"We're so excited to bring elite wheelchair basketball to Kamloops," said B.C. Wheelchair Basketball Society Executive Director Sian Blyth. "Wheelchair basketball is growing in the region thanks to the hard work of local organizers and we hope that both able-bodied people and people with disabilities will come out to watch this fast-paced, exciting sport and want to get involved."

B.C. will have two teams in the tournament: The B.C. Royals and the Kamloops Bulldawgs. The B.C. Royals team features two current national team members: Deion Green (Victoria, B.C.) and Amanda Yan (Burnaby, B.C.). Both hope to represent Canada at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.

Tournament play begins on Friday, April 22 at 10 a.m. when the Kamloops Bulldawgs take on Manitoba.

The semi-finals and medal games will take place on Sunday starting at 8 a.m.

For more information, including schedules and rosters, please visit the tournament website at www.wcbasketball.ca.


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