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Wheelchair Softball

Athletes in wheelchairs can play America’s greatest pastime. Instead of playing on a grassy infield, the game is played on a hard surface, such as a parking lot. Wheelchair players also use a 16-inch softball, which allows them to keep one hand on the wheelchair while catching the softball without a glove.

The growing popularity of wheelchair softball has motivated Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital's Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports department to start a team. the Rollin Whitecaps! Softball players love the sound and feel of the crack of a bat against a ball. Players with upper-body mobilty and in manual wheelchairs play the game on a hard surface. Flying around bases on wheels and crossing into home plate feels like freedom.

DATE
Every Tuesday from April 30 - August 12, 2013

TIME
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

AGE
16 and up

LOCATION
Fifth Third Ballpark parking lot
4500 West River Drive NE
Comstock Park, MI 49321

COST
$40 registration fee due at first practice

EQUIPMENT
Sports wheelchair (if needed), bats, balls, and gear provided.

More Information About Wheelchair Softball

Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports Program

235 Wealthy SE
Grand Rapids, MI
sports@maryfreebed.com
616.242.0351

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