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NWBA Gulf Coast Conference Championship

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A "Weekend of Victory", that's what the National Wheelchair Basketball Association is labeling it's Gulf Coast Conference Championship tournament at Jackson State.

Saturday, four teams competed for the right to be named Gulf Coast Conference Champions at the Walter Payton Center on the campus of Jackson State University.

This is the first conference championship in over 10 years.

Antonio Wright's MACE organization (Metro Area Community Empowerment) hosted the tournament.

Wright says the support for the event was amazing.

"You just don't understand the love that we have been shown this week and how important is for us because these young people work their butts off and it just means so much to us," said MACE founder Antonio Wright.

The University of Southern Miss wheelchair team won the conference championship.

To learn more about the MACE organization visit their website: http://www.macemississippi.org/ 

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