23 July, 2021

BWB Clubs invited to host Paralympic Legacy Open Events to coincide with Tokyo Paralympic Games

Wheelchair Basketball clubs across the UK are being invited to host Open Events this summer during what promises to be an exciting summer for the sport as the GB Wheelchair Basketball teams compete at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. 

The Paralympic legacy events, which are being organised through British Wheelchair Basketball’s Inspire a Generation programme, are designed to sign-post anyone inspired by the GB Wheelchair Basketball Team’s Tokyo Paralympics Campaign to find their local club and try the sport. 

Taking place to coincide with the Paralympic Games from 24 August to 5 September, clubs based in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales can now sign-up to host one or multiple events. The Open Events will take place across three weekends: 
28 & 29 August 
4 & 5 September 
11 & 12 September 
To support clubs to deliver their Paralympic Legacy Open Events, British Wheelchair Basketball will provide clubs with an Open Event Pack – which includes 10x volunteer t-shirts and two GB squad signed posters as raffle prizes. 

Clubs will also receive a £100 event grant (one per club) to help towards the cost of their event, along with BWB paid for social media advertising specifically within their own locale. 

The events are an opportunity for clubs to introduce new people to their local club and encourage more people to try wheelchair basketball. 

Clubs can sign-up to host a Paralympic Legacy Open Event from now until Monday 2 August by completing the following form: https://inspireageneration.com/club-paralympic-legacy-sign-up-form/  

To find out more about the Inspire a Generation programme, or to become a Partner, visitwww.inspireageneration.com. 

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