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 new 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 15 or older to play.
Wednesdays. September 11 through February 2014
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
David D. Hunting YMCA
475 Lake Michigan Drive NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 Map
16 years old and older
$40 due at first practice. Checks payable to Mary Free Bed.
Fundraising responsibilities throughout the season.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 616.242.0351.
Grand Rapids Thunder Quad Rugby Tournment Schedule
EVENT & LOCATION
October 26-27, 2013
Grand Rapids Thunder Home Tournament (Byron Center, MI). View schedule >.
November 2-3, 2013
Annual Steel City Slam - Slippery Rock University (Slippery Rock, PA)
November 9-10, 2013
Rumble Rugby Tournament (Milwaukee, WI)
Information About the Grand Rapids Thunder Quad Rugby Team
Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports Program
235 Wealthy SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503