Join Ability360 for a one-of-a-kind weekend encouraging athletes with both upper and lower extremity amputations.
This event is open to athletes registered for the tournament as well as spectators, family and friends, Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center members, community partners and aspiring athletes. There will also be a youth camp on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon for children ages 5-16.
When: Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14, 2023, beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center, 5031 E. Washington St., Phoenix
Presented by Swift Charities, the 2023 Cactus Classic Basketball Tournament is bringing together athletes who use prosthetics from across the country for a two-day event designed to foster a sense of connection and community while inspiring others to work toward their goals.
Saturday’s events feature 3-on-3 games in competitive and recreation divisions ranked in either a round robin or bracket format.
Sunday’s tournament moves to a 5-on-5 format with team captains snake drafting players before a Final 4 showdown to determine the All-Tournament Team.
Youth will be able to compete in the tournament following their camp. NubAbility Athletics and all coaches will be Amp1 basketball players.
To learn more about the event or to register to play, visit ability360.org/cactus-classic.
Ability360 continues a 40-plus-year tradition of empowering programs for people with all disabilities. Ability360 offers and promotes programs to empower people with disabilities to take personal responsibility so that they may achieve or continue independent lifestyles within the community. The independent living philosophy states that people with disabilities should have the same civil rights, options, and control over choices in their own lives as do people without disabilities. Ability360 is located at 5025 E. Washington St. Ste. 200, Phoenix, AZ 85034, http://www.ability360.org, 602-256-2245.