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OKLAHOMA CITY – OU Medical Center is putting together a tournament in order to help benefit disabled Oklahomans.

OU Medicine will host the 6th Annual Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, benefitting the Greater Oklahoma Disabled Sports Association (GODSA), Thursday, April 24, at Oklahoma City University.

Teams from OU Medicine administration, anesthesiology, neurosurgery, nursing, otolaryngology, surgery and urology, and a team from 180 Medical will compete in 10-minute exhibition basketball games against wheelchair athletes from GODSA.

All participants will compete in wheelchairs.

The event will begin at 5:40 p.m., at OCU’s Freede Wellness Center, 2501 N. Blackwelder Ave. There is no cost to watch the activities.

Fundraising activities including a silent auction, baked goods sale and more will be held. Funds raised from the event will help GODSA athletes purchase sports equipment and travel for national basketball tournaments.

For more information or for accommodations on the basis of disability, call (405) 271-6900.