Banner raising event to commemorate Miami HEAT Wheels' first-ever NWBA national title
The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department Disability Services Division and the Leisure Access Foundation will join the City of Miami Springs Parks and Recreation Department, the Miami HEAT and the Miami HEAT Wheels wheelchair basketball team for the “Unveiling of the Miami HEAT Wheels National Championship Banner” at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Miami Springs Recreation Center, 1401 Westward Dr., Miami Springs. Community members and youth basketball teams will be part of the celebration, which commemorates the Miami HEAT Wheels’ 2015 victory at the NWBA (National Wheelchair Basketball Association) Championship games and their first national title as “NWBA Division 3 National Champions”.
The unveiling of the Miami HEAT Wheels banner will take place during a break of the Youth All-Stars Championship Basketball Games and will include special guest speakers highlighting the team’s accomplishments, as well as a meet and greet with the players.
For more information, the public can contact Miami-Dade Parks Disability Services Manager Lucy Binhack at 305-755-7848 or [email protected] or Jody Cox, recreation therapist at 305-234-1673 or [email protected].
About the Miami HEAT Wheels Team:
Miami-Dade County Parks Disability Services has been running the Miami HEAT Wheels wheelchair basketball program since 1998. Competing at the Championship Division level in the Florida Wheelchair Basketball Conference, the adult wheelchair basketball team competes in local and regional competitions associated with the NWBA. The team’s season runs September-March and culminates with the NWBA National Championships in April each year. The team is supported by the Leisure Access Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit agency that supports Miami-Dade Parks Disability programs.