(Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada is thrilled to once again team up with NBA Canada for a fourth consecutive cross-country basketball celebration tour. The 2013 NBA Big Tour will take place in five cities across Canada from September 7 to October 19, 2013.
Wheelchair Basketball Canada, in partnership with its provincial sport organization members, will organize a wheelchair basketball demonstration at all of the tour stops. Spectators will also have the opportunity to join in and try the sport themselves.
“We are proud to partner with NBA Canada for a fourth consecutive year. The Big Tour festivities are a great way for everyone to celebrate the sport of basketball and we look forward to showcasing our tremendous sport and our talented athletes at all five stops across Canada,” said Wendy Gittens, Wheelchair Basketball Canada Executive Director.
The NBA Big Tour will visit the following locations:
- Edmonton, Alb. – West Edmonton Mall – September 7, 2013
- Calgary, Alb. – Southcentre Mall – September 14, 2013
- Vancouver, B.-C. – Metropolis at Metrotown – September 21, 2013
- Toronto, Ont. – Scarborough Town Centre – September 28, 2013
- Montreal, Que. – Location TBD – October 19, 2013
“The Big Tour festivities are a great way for everyone to celebrate the sport of basketball and we look forward to showcasing our tremendous sport and our talented athletes”
Elite wheelchair basketball players will be on hand to take pictures and sign autographs at all of the sessions.
About NBA Big Tour
NBA Big Tour is a free interactive basketball festival travelling to a number of Canadian cities. The day-long event will run from 11a.m. to 5p.m. and offers spectators the chance to play games, see some incredible basketball talent and win prizes. Some highlights of the event include:
- Appearances by an NBA personalities, mascots, dancers and Harlem Globetrotters
- Wheelchair basketball demonstration
- Fashion Show
- Q&A with NBA player
- Free throw challenge
- Three-point contest
- Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown
For more information about the NBA Big Tour, visit the NBA Canada [Facebook] page.