The TIRR Memorial Hermann junior Hotwheels team – the defending champion of last year’s National Wheelchair Basketball Association national tournament – along with the adult Hotwheels team, are heading to Louisville, Ky., hoping to bring back national titles to Houston.
The TIRR Memorial Hermann junior Hotwheels team enters this year’s tournament ranked third in their division. The adult Hotwheels team is ranked No. 1 going into the tournament with an eye on the national title after finishing in sixth place last year.
“We’re very proud of our teams and the way they represent TIRR Memorial Hermann across the country,” says Carl Josehart, Sr. Vice President and CEO, TIRR Memorial Hermann. “We want them to know the entire TIRR family and city of Houston is behind them and we look forward to celebrating two National Championships this year.”
The junior Hotwheels open play in the Varsity Divison Thursday, April 7, at 9:00 a.m. CST, against the Seattle Junior Sonics. In Division III, the adult Hotwheels play their first game Thursday at 11:00 a.m. CST against the winner of an earlier game between the Music City Lightning and the Shepherd Stealers.
The championship games will be broadcast LIVE at www.nwba.org. The Varsity Division championship will be broadcast Saturday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m. CST and the Division III championship game will be broadcast Sunday, April 10 at 9:00 a.m. CST.
You can also find LIVE updates on the TIRR Memorial Hermann Facebook page.