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 Volunteers Sought for 3-Day Women's National Wheelchair Basketball Tourney 

 

SPOTLIGHT

2/13/2004

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR 3-DAY

WOMEN’S NATIONAL WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

        SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.  The Women's National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament will be played at the Slippery Rock University Robert N. Aebersold Student Recreation Center March 4-6. Volunteers are needed to helpstage the event.

        The three-day tournament could see up to 125 competitors representing 12 teams from around the country.

Karen Perry, Assistant Director of Campus Recreation, states the tournament will run 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
March 4-5 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 6. Tryouts for the U.S. national team will be held March 7 from 8:30 a.m.
to 1 p.m.

         Campus organizations, student groups, individuals and members of the community at-large are being asked to volunteer, Perry explains, adding work for scorekeepers, statisticians, videographers, and volunteers to assist players at registration and in related activities is available.

        "We would also like to see organizations and other groups 'adopt-a-team' and show their support with banners, cheers or other means of support," Perry explains, noting, while utilizing a wheelchair, the participants are independent and capable adults.

Those interested in volunteering should contact Perry at 724-738-4895 or Dr. Bob Arnhold, professor of exercise and rehabilitative sciences, at 724-738-2847.

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