The second annual Big Cheese Classic National Wheelchair Basketball Association Tournament is being held in metro Milwaukee on Feb. 20 and 21 at Brookfield East High School, 3305 Lilly Road.
The nation's largest wheelchair basketball club, Milwaukee Wheelchair Bucks, will host four divisions, including children's 8-foot Junior Prep (ages 8-14) and 10-foot Junior Varsity (ages 14-21), as well as adult's Division 3 and Championship division.
There are 22 competitive coed teams from four states (Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin) competing in the two-day tournament.
Brookfield East High School is an accessible venue that welcomes the tournament and its athletes who use wheelchairs. The NWBA frequently has their most-competitive youth athletes go on to compete as adults in Paralympic Games (held just after the Olympic Games in the same sports venues).
The Milwaukee Wheelchair Bucks adult teams feature six U.S. and German national team athletes preparing for the Paralympics 2016 and four former Paralympic coaches and athletes.
Schedule: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 20 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 21. Championship games will be held at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
There is no admission charge, and the public is invited to come watch. Concessions are available on-site.