Bridge II Sports is hosting their 4th annual August Madness Wheelchair Basketball Tournament at PNC Arena on August 10, 2015.
Excitement, Challenge, Hope, and Empowerment are just a few words that describe August Madness Wheelchair Basketball Tournament.
A Basketball Tournament Like No Other
The basketball tournament, hosted by Bridge II Sports, is an annual fundraising event to help increase awareness of the importance of physical activity and organized sports for disabled persons. Perhaps, most important, the event shines a light on the incredible ability of athletes who have disabilities.
How the Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Works
The August Madness Wheelchair Basketball Tournament consists of up to 32 teams from different corporations and organizations. Each competes for the championship in a double-elimination bracket.
Local businesses, companies, and organizations may sponsor teams to participate in the tournament. Each team is then paired with all-star athletes to compete for the championship. Some of this year’s all-stars include Former NC State greats: Josh Powell, Chris Corchiani, CJ Williams, and Marcus Melvin.
The free event is both a fundraiser as well as a community-oriented occasion to educate the public on the way disability is viewed. Admission is free and the games will run from 10am-4:30pm.
There will be a silent auction and raffle for a 5-day cruise that are open to the public.
A Vision to Change Lives Via Adaptive Sports
Ashley Thomas, founder and executive director, started Bridge II Sports in 2007 with a vision to change lives through adaptive sports.
August Madness is a chance for our community to experience what individuals with physical disabilities can do, rather than see the limitations. It is a fun and competitive tournament, and we are excited about the continued growth of the event.
Sponsors for this year’s event include: Capitol Broadcasting Company, Van Products, Inc. and PNC Arena.
The doors open at 9am, and the event is open to the public. All proceeds go to Bridge II Sports.