Story 12: The 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships
Our 12th story is also one of our most recent stories. This September, BC Wheelchair Sports hosted the 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships. Twelve of the top wheelchair rugby teams competed for gold in front of thousands of cheering fans. From the sold-out crowds to the professional quality webcast to the robust social media program to the schools program, which exposed 15,000 school kids to the sport of wheelchair rugby, BCWSA tried to host a world-class event.
The results were even more positive than we expected. The event made over $40,000 in ticket sales, sold out of all merchandise (despite re-ordering part way throughout the tournament), attracted 57 accredited media and saw coverage on TV, radio and the newspaper. The event would not have been possible without over 150 dedicated volunteers and our many sponsors.
Here’s a photo look back at the 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships