(Ottawa, Ont.) NBA Canada wrapped up its very successful NBA Nation Tour at the Scarborough Town Centre in Toronto, Ont. on Saturday and wheelchair basketball wowed the crowds at every tour stop along the way.
NBA Nation, a free interactive basketball festival, visited five Canadian cities this summer including Vancouver, Edmonton, Montreal, Halifax and Toronto. Wheelchair Basketball Canada, in partnership with its provincial sport organizations, organized a wheelchair basketball demo at each of the stops along the Canada-wide tour.
The 3-on-3 wheelchair basketball demos were a crowd-pleaser as they showcased the skill and athleticism of the sport and featured appearances by current and former Canadian national team players.
Wheelchair Basketball Canada extends a special thank you to all of the athletes and volunteers from the local provincial sport organizations that played an integral role in organizing the wheelchair basketball demos in each city.
NBA Nation marked the fifth time that Wheelchair Basketball Canada has partnered with NBA Canada for a cross-country basketball tour and the second consecutive year that wheelchair basketball has been featured at every tour stop across Canada.
The event also featured appearances by NBA personalities, including current and former players and team mascots, as well as various skills challenges and interactive contests.