THE WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL CLASSIC "back in the day" was a can't miss event for NYC players & fans. SRO crowds were the norm. All the participants learned a great lesson about "giving back" since the proceeds from the two night tournament went to provide equipment (Wheelchairs-breathing machines) & services for the crippled patients at Goldwater Hospital.
There used to be numerous stories about the Classic in the Daily News, the N.Y. Post & even the New York Times. ABC & Eye Witness News even covered a visit to the Hospital & came back to report on the first night of games. What started out in packed high school gyms (Mater Christi & later Christ the King) moved onto equally crowded events at LIU & St. John's & was even held at MSG back in the 90's for a couple of years.
What happened? I really can't answer that. I just wish the tourney was promoted better & received the publicity & support it deserves. If you have any info on the Tourney- post it on here.
yeah they are having it.I know queens had tryouts last week.hate to say it but its not once what it was.the best players dont play in it anymore.
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THANKS Coach Newman. If you get the times & boro match-ups, Please post them.
When are tryouts for the Bronx? lol
Hearing through the grapevine that a good number of top playing are playing this year I think because the games are being played in May instead of April. Last year, many AAU coaches prevented their kids from participating. I'll post rosters when I get them.
THANK YOU Thomas!
Thanks too all these dumb AAU teams the old school traditional "ALL STAR" games have been watered down over the years
i cant refer to AAU teams as being "dumb" in general.
its another example of HS & AAU coaches not talking; i'm sure AAU teams might give up some players
to these types of tournaments - did anyone ask them??