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Youth wheelchair tourney at MTSU Feb. 14-16

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NASHVILLE – Youth wheelchair basketball teams from around the country will compete Feb. 14-16 for the Music City Madness tournament title and the chance to advance to the National Wheelchair Basketball Association National Tournament in Louisville, Ky. in April.

The Music City Madness tournament is the only youth tournament of the year to be held in Tennessee. Games will take place at the MTSU Recreation Center Gym beginning at noon on Friday, Feb. 14.

Nashville’s own Music City Thunder is coming off of a second-place finish in their last tournament in Indiana, a tournament that included a last second 3-pointer by senior Billy Meals, a rare feat in youth wheelchair basketball. Music City Thunder is sponsored by ABLE Youth, a Nashville area wheelchair sports and independence program that teaches students who use wheelchairs how to live healthy and productive lives from their chairs. 

Teams from Houston, Milwaukee, Indiana, Atlanta, Alabama, North Carolina, St. Louis, and Mississippi will travel to Murfreesboro for the Music City Madness Tournament to compete in two divisions, the Prep division, an 8.5-foot hoop division for elementary school students, and the Varsity division, a regulation 10-foot hoop for middle and high school students.

Admission to the tournament is free.

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