Quad 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!
16 years and older
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