Tickets on Sale for 2011 Women’s U25 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships

(St. Catharines, ON)  – Tickets are now available for the inaugural 2011 Women’s U25 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships as event organizers unveil the official event website at www.u25wwbc.com.
“Our website, live streaming, and social media platforms will serve to connect hundreds of athletes, coaches, and volunteers from around the globe. It will bring together lifelong fans and newcomers to the sport. This is something we very excited about,” said Event Co-Chair Wendy Gittens.
Spectators, fans, and sports enthusiasts are all invited to attend the international tournament that is taking place at Brock University in St. Catharine’s, Ontario from July 15th to the 21st where they will be treated to all of the speed, skill, and athleticism that make wheelchair basketball a truly unique spectator sport.
Tickets are being sold online in two formats: individual session tickets and tournament passes at: http://www.u25wwbc.com/tickets/buy-tickets/.
$10 Individual session tickets grant access to two games in either a morning or afternoon/evening session.
$40 Tournament passes grant access to all of the games at the competition. A limited number of tournament passes are available.
Fans are invited to take advantage of special early bird pricing as individual session tickets will be on sale for $8 and tournament passes will be on sale for $35 until June 22, 2011  (or while quantities last).
“We encourage the public to get their tickets early and secure their spot at what promises to be an eye opening experience for many,” said Gittens.
“For the first time in the history of our sport we get to showcase the talents of these elite young female wheelchair basketball athletes in a world-class championship. We will welcome participants from Australia, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States for a truly a historic tournament and we couldn’t be prouder to host it in our own backyard,” said Gittens.
The tournament website will act as the primary source to access the latest news, event information, ticketing, team rosters, schedules and game results. It features a comprehensive social media hub with exclusive access to videos, photo galleries, contests, polls, and athlete blogs.

Website Highlights:
•    Official tournament Facebook & Twitter feeds
•    Live game webcasts
•    Live score updates & daily game recaps
•    Daily photo & video galleries
•    Online ticket sales

For more information, visit www.u25wwbc.com.
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About the 2011 U25WWBC
The first-ever Women’s U25 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships is a milestone event in the ongoing growth of wheelchair basketball around the globe and forges a legacy of unprecedented opportunity for young women in sport. The tournament features teams from Australia, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, South Africa and the United States. The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation event is co-hosted by Wheelchair Basketball Canada and Brock University.

The tournament is brought to you in part by Sport Canada, the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Canadian Paralympic Committee, 49 Bespoke and Visit St. Catharines. For a complete list of sponsors, please visit the website.
About Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sports governing body responsible for the organization of wheelchair basketball in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization that is the Canadian member to the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF).
Wheelchair basketball is a fast paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport that has emerged as one of the most competitive and athletic sports played at the Paralympic Games. Our senior national teams are held in high esteem around the world for the elite skill and control that placed them on the podium with a combined five gold and one silver medal in the last five Paralympic Games. Visit: www.wheelchairbasketball.ca for more information.
About Brock University
Brock University is located atop the Niagara Escarpment in Ontario’s Niagara peninsula. With 17,000 full-time students and nearly 600 faculty, Brock is buzzing with activity and welcoming visitors to the campus every day.

For more information or to schedule an interview contact:

Jody Kingsbury
Manager, Communications & Media Relations
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
T: 613-260-1296 ext. 204
C: 613-851-2337
jkingsbury@wheelchairbasketball.ca

Courtney Pollock
Communications & Media Relations Assistant
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
T: 613-260-1296 ext. 200
cpollock@wheelchairbasketball.ca

On the web: u25wwbc.com
Facebook: facebook.com/u25wwbc
Twitter: @WCBballCanada / #u25wwbc
YouTube: youtube.com/WheelchairBball
Flickr: flickr.com/photos/wheelchairbasketball

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