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  • The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) is the nation's oldest and largest disability sport organization. Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the NWBA is a non-profit organization which serves as the national governing body for men's, women's and youth wheelchair basketball in the United States. Founded in 1948, the NWBA's mission is to provide persons with permanent lower limb disabilities the opportunity to play, learn and compete in wheelchair basketball. Today over 2000 member athletes compete on more than 185 teams throughout the United States. The 185 teams compete in six divisions; men's (three divisions based on skill level), women's, intercollegiate and juniors (three sub divisions based on age and skill level). In addition to providing the organization where these teams compete, the NWBA sponsors post season competition leading to the crowning of a national champion in each division. Over the past five decades, the NWBA has helped more than 50,000 individuals 'Get Back in the Game' both on and off the court.