TORONTO, May 10, 2019 /CNW/ - Paralympians and Lima 2019 hopefuls from the Canadian Men's and Women's National Wheelchair Basketball Team programs will be available to media May 17, 2019 at the Toronto Pan Am Sport Centre (TPASC) ahead of two international friendlies taking place in June.
The Canadian Women's Team will be on court training from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET, followed by the Canadian Men's Team from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET. Both practices are open to the media, with athletes and coaches available for courtside interviews at the end of their scheduled training times. Interviews can also be scheduled throughout the day.
The Canadian teams will also play a pair of exhibition games at TPASC in June with the Canadian Women hosting the world number one ranked Netherlands June 13 at 7:20 p.m. ET, and the Canadian Men competing against Argentina (opponent to be confirmed), June 19 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The exhibition games are important tests for the Canadian teams on the road to the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games in August. The Canadian Women must finish top two, and the Canadian men top three, to earn berths into the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
WHO: Canadian Women's and Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team program athletes and coaches including decorated Paralympians and Lima 2019 hopefuls
WHEN: Friday May 17, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET
WHERE: Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre – 875 Morningside Ave, Toronto, ON M1C 0C7
The rosters for Lima 2019 are expected to be announced in July.
About Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sports governing body responsible for the organization of the sport in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization that is committed to excellence in the development, support and promotion of wheelchair basketball programs and services for all Canadians from grassroots to high performance. Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport in which Canada is held in high esteem around the world for winning a combined six gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the last seven Paralympic Games. For more information visit www.wheelchairbasketball.ca.
SOURCE Wheelchair Basketball Canada
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