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Quad Rugby - Mary Free Bed - Wheelchair & Adaptive SportsQuad rugby isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s fast moving, highly aggressive and brutal in chair-to-chair contact. As a member of the co-ed Grand Rapids Thunder quad rugby team, you’ll use specialized equipment to engage in intense competitive play.

Speed across the court on your wheelchair, passing the ball to a teammate while simultaneously dodging jabs from your opponents.

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!

Age Guidelines:

16 years and older

Practice Schedule:

7-9:30 pm Wednesdays through March at the Mary Free Bed YMCA, 5500 Burton St. SE


$100, due at the first practice (checks payable to Mary Free Bed); additional fundraising responsibilities throughout season


Mary Free Bed Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports
235 Wealthy SE | Grand Rapids, MI