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Miami-Dade Parks' Miami HEAT Wheels celebrates a victorious season and send-off to the NWBA National Championships!

Join the pep rally at the NFL YET Center at Gwen Chery Park on March 24

MIAMI (March 20, 2017)

On Friday, March 24, 2017, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department’s Disability Services Division will host a pep rally at the NFL YET Center at Gwen Cherry Park ahead of its Miami HEAT Wheels wheelchair basketball team’s send-off to their first-ever Division 1 level playoffs at the 2017 NWBA National Championships.  The event will be held in the Center’s gymnasium, located 7090 NW 22 Ave., Miami.

Joining the festivities will be Miami HEAT Dance and Xtreme Team representatives, Burnie the mascot and In-Arena Host, Uptown Dale, along with attendees from Miami-Dade Parks’ Fit2Play after-school program camps for kids and Active Older Adult programs for people ages 55+.

Limited seating. RSVP to reserve your seat by contacting Jody Cox at 305-234-1673 or jody.cox@miamidade.gov.

Special Activities to include:
•Wheelchair Obstacle Course Relay and Shootout Competitions with youth
•Poster/Cheer Sign Decorating Contest – Winner presentation
•Entertainment by Miami HEAT and Miami HEAT Wheels
•Exhibition Game by Miami HEAT Wheel players

The Miami HEAT Wheels team is no stranger to victory.  In 2015, the team made NWBA history when they brought home their first-ever national title as “NWBA Division 3 National Champions” at the annual NWBA National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament.

This year’s NWBA National Championships will take place in Louisville, Kentucky, March 29-April 2.

About Miami-Dade Parks Disability Services
Miami-Dade Parks welcomes persons with disabilities in all of its facilities, programs and events.  Miami-Dade Parks Disability Services offers programs exclusively for children and adults with disabilities led by Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists. It also offers an Inclusion Initiative to assist persons with disabilities in participating in any program or activity in the Parks system.

Who:
Miami-Dade Parks Disability Services' Miami HEAT Wheels wheelchair basketball team, Miami HEAT Dance and Xtreme Team representatives, Burnie the mascot and In-Arena Host, Uptown Dale, along with attendees enrolled in Miami-Dade Parks Fit2Play program camps for kids and Active Older Adult programs for people ages 55+.
What:
Celebrating the Miami HEAT Wheels team’s victorious 2017 season and send off to the "69th annual NWBA National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament"
When:
March 24, 2017 — 11:00 a.m. - 01:00 p.m.
Where:
NFL YET Center at Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22 Ave., Miami (Liberty City)
Editor's Note:
Numerous photo opportunities with Miami HEAT Wheels players, Miami HEAT entertainment and special activities for youth attendees.