Wheelchair Basketball Canada Hires 2014 Women’s World Championship Legacy Coordinator

Friday, November 1, 2013

Wheelchair Basketball Canada is pleased to announce that Megan Cross has joined the organization in the new position of Legacy Coordinator for the 2014 Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship (2014WWWBC). The event is the largest women’s world championship in history and will take place June 20-28 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto.

Working closely with the 2014WWWBC organizing committee, Cross will oversee the Legacy Program to successfully impact sport at the local, national, and international levels through implementation of a Schools Program, the continuation of the Futures (Mentorship) Program, a research and development pilot for 3-on-3, an International Women’s Congress, and workshops for coaches and International technical officials.

“We are excited to welcome Megan into this very important role which will impact the overall success of the 2014 Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship in both the short and long term. She brings a wealth of experience, innovation, and passion with her which will enable her to contribute in a very positive and meaningful way,” said Wendy Gittens, Wheelchair Basketball Canada Executive Director.

Cross has led similar national and provincial based programs in the not-for-profit sector including past work with amateur sport organizations, and projects within health and physical education. She is a graduate of Brock University’s Bachelor of Sport Management program.

During her time at Motivate Canada, she led and executed Ontario programming including the creation and execution of the Wellness Workshop program, one of the programs funded by the Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport Healthy Communities Fund. The program extended to over 640 schools over two years, reaching over 24,000 students in communities across Ontario to assist youth and teens in developing physical literacy.

Most recently she worked at ParticipACTION as the National Coordinator for the Teen Challenge program, a national teen physical activity engagement program sponsored by Coca-Cola Canada that has engaged over 3500 community organizations and almost 230,000 teen participants since its inception in 2009.

Megan Cross, 2014WWWBC Legacy Coordinator, can be reached by phone at 416-970-6710 or by email at mcross@wheelchairbasketball.ca

For more information, visit www.wheelchairbasketball.ca

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