The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) finalized a new sponsorship agreement with RGK Wheelchairs. As part of this agreement, RGK:
- will be the presenting sponsor of the 2019 NWBA Junior Division Showcase Games
- will sponsor The 2019 Toyota National Junior Wheelchair Basketball Tournaments (Prep, Varsity, and Varsity Invitational)
- will sponsor The 2019 Toyota National Adult Division I Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
RGK, named after its founders Russel Simms, Greg Eden, and Keith Bolesworth, is a UK-based manufacturer of sport and daily wheelchairs. Being national team basketball players themselves in the ’80s & ’90s, meant RGK played a fundamental role in developing the type of chairs used around the world today.
“Having such a high-profile platform to launch RGK sports products into the US is a real privilege and we are delighted to support the NWBA 2019 Nationals. We are really excited about showcasing our sports chairs with our experienced reseller How iRoll Sports based in Florida. We look forward to meeting as many players and staff as possible and to add value to an already impressive wheelchair basketball league.” Michael Sheen, Business Manager of RGK.
“We are excited to partner with RGK, a globally recognizable brand that has innovatively designed and manufactured sports wheelchairs for the last 30+ years”, said Will Waller, NWBA Board Member. “Having another high-quality basketball wheelchair accessible to our athletes will lead to greater opportunity for them to excel on a local, national and/or international level. From community teams to The Paralympic Team, we want all 2,400 athletes in the NWBA to recognize and achieve their potential.”
The 2019 Toyota National Adult Division I Wheelchair Basketball Tournament presented by ABC Medical will occur on Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24 at the City of Tallmadge Recreation Center in Tallmadge, OH. The 2019 Toyota National Women’s, Prep, Varsity, and Varsity Invitational Wheelchair Basketball Tournament presented by ABC Medical will be held on Friday, March 29 to Sunday, March 31 in and around the area of New Lenox, IL at four closely located venues.
For more information, please visit www.nwba.org/nationals.