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Wheelchair Basketball Programs

Instead of footwork, wheelchair basketball players use precise and daring chair skills. Players can stop their chairs on a dime, reach up with both hands to catch a flying pass, then sail down the court. Participation on the Jr. Pacers wheelchair basketball team involves local games as well as travel around Michigan and the U.S.

Junior and Adult Pacers Wheelchair Basketball Team

The Junior and Adult Pacers is a competitive sports program for full- or part-time wheelchair users; most participants have amputations, cerebral palsy, or spina bifida. Team participation involves local and away games, travel around Michigan and the United States, and competition in a national tournament. There are two junior teams, Prep and Varsity. Prep uses an 8.5 -foot tall basket and Varsity uses a 10-foot tall basket. Participation in the program offers potential for college athletic scholarships for top athletes discovered through college-level wheelchair sports scouts attending tournaments and camp.

Practice Schedule
Wednesdays, September 10 - March 2014

Juniors: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Adults: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Wolverine Family YMCA | 6555 Jupiter Ave, Belmont, MI 49306 | Map

Juniors: 7 – 18 years old
Adult: 18 years or older

$40 due at first practice
Fundraising is required by each player

Check payable to:
Mary Free Bed

Varsity/Prep Tournament Schedule



Keep Up Pace (Varisty/Prep) East Rockford Middle School
Turnstone (Prep) Fort Wayne, IN
Turnstone (Varsity) Fort Wayne, IN
Rockford Holiday (Varsity/Prep) Rockford, IL
UWW (Varsity) Whitewater, IL
Grand Rapids Drive Fundraiser - Halftime Show. 7 p.m.
LWSRA (Prep) Chicago, IL
Nationals (Varisty/Prep) Louisville, KY


Club Basketball Team

New to the Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports, we are pleased to offer a basketball team for adults who are looking to stay active and have fun while working on their skills. We begin as a club team with the hope of eventually moving into the D3 division under the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. For more information, email

Mondays, September through March 2015

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Crestwood Middle School
2674 44th Street
Kentwood, MI 49512

18 and older

$40, due at first practice (checks payable to Mary Free Bed). Fundraising responsibilities throughout the season.

More Information About Wheelchair Basketball

Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports Program
235 Wealthy SE
Grand Rapids, MI

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