The Buffalo Bandits announced that the team will serve as a sponsor of the 2017 Wheelchair Lacrosse USA National Championship at Buffalo RiverWorks on Aug. 25 and 26.
The two-day tournament will feature eight teams from across the country, including a local team sponsored by the Bandits. The entire tournament will be open to the public with no admission fee charged for spectators. Play will begin on Friday, Aug. 25 at 8:30 a.m. and the event will continue throughout the day and into Saturday, with a social gathering taking place Friday night. Both local and national lacrosse vendors will be on hand.
The tournament’s games will feature 15-minute quarters, with each team playing a minimum of four games. Wheelchair lacrosse rules and more information about the event can be found at wheelchairlacrosse.com.
To donate money to help fund the Buffalo Bandits wheelchair lacrosse team, please visit https://www.gofundme.com/2ktysx8. The Buffalo Sabres Foundation, on behalf of the Bandits, will match the first $5,000 raised for the team.