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Wheelchair Basketball Tourney This Weekend

Contact:

Beth Cranson
Media Relations, Mary Free Bed
616.242.4272
616.540.0813
beth.cranson@maryfreebed.com

Each year, the Grand Rapids-based Junior Pacers Wheelchair Basketball Team hosts one local wheelchair basketball tournament. The 2013 Keep Up the Pace tourney tales place this weekend at East Rockford Middle School. Teams from Chicago, Detroit, Fort Wayne and Sterling Heights travel to West Michigan compete against the Junior Pacers.

Instead of footwork, wheelchair basketball players develop chair skills, learning to stop on a dime, catch a flying pass with both hands and quickly sail down the court to the basket. The Junior Pacers have prep and varsity teams, both run through the Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports Program.

When:
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. 2013

Where:
East Rockford Middle School
8615 9 Mile Road NE
Rockford, Mich. 49341

About Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited, acute-care rehabilitation hospital. For more than 120 years, we have served the needs of children and adults - restoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation. The scope of rehabilitation services on the Mary Free Bed campus is not found anywhere else in Michigan: 80 acute-care inpatient beds, extensive outpatient programs and home-based services. The combination of comprehensive services and our exclusive focus on rehabilitation enables specialty physicians and staff to achieve outstanding clinical results. For additional information, visit www.maryfreebed.com.

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