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Grand Rapids Thunder Quad Rugby

Although the Grand Rapids Thunder quad rugby team, sponsored by Mary Free Bed, uses different equipment than able-bodied rugby players, the aggressive competition is just as intense. The players speed across the court on their wheelchairs, throwing the ball to team mates while simultaneously dodging jabs from opponents. Quad rugby is fast moving, highly aggressive, and brutal in chair-to-chair contact.

There is a rough sports team in West Michigan - the Grand Rapids Thunder. This sport is only available for individuals with quadriplegia; their disability must cause impairment in both their lower and upper extremities. It is a high-intensity sport played with heavy duty sport chairs that are fit to each individual and is played on a basketball court. Complete with chair-to-chair contact, it's always exciting to watch! Must be 16 or older to play.

Grand Rapids Thunder Quad RugbySCHEDULE
Wednesdays, September 10 through March 2015

TIME
7:30 pm -  9:45 pm

LOCATION
David D. Hunting YMCA
475 Lake Michigan Drive NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 Map

AGE
16 years old and older

COST
$40 due at first practice. Checks payable to Mary Free Bed.
Fundraising responsibilities throughout the season.

REGISTRATION
Email sports@maryfreebed.com or call 616.840.8356

Grand Rapids Thunder Quad Rugby Tournment Schedule
 

DATE EVENT & LOCATION

October 11-12
November 1-2
November 8-9
November 15-16
January 9-11
Jan. 30-February 1
TBD
TBD
TBD

Thunderfest - Grand Rapids, MI
Steel City Slam - Slippery Rock, PA
Iron Rumble, Milwaukee, WI
Crazy 8's - St. Louis, MO
Tampa Invitational - Tampa, FL
Annual Demolition Derby - Birmingham, AL
Chicago, IL
Wooster, OH
Sectional Tournament

 

Information About the Grand Rapids Thunder Quad Rugby Team

Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports Program
235 Wealthy SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
sports@maryfreebed.com
616.840.8356

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