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Not only are athletes born at the Mary Free Bed Jr. Wheelchair Sports Camp, but so are friendships. Kids of all ages and disabilities come together for a week to take part in everything from wheelchair basketball and tennis to handcycling to kayaking. Campers aren’t just introduced to sports, they also connect with each other….
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital proudly hosted 70 top wheelchair tennis players from the United States and Canada for the 2012 Midwest Wheelchair Championship, on July 12-15. Nationally and internationally ranked athletes played for a purse of $11,500 during the four-day competition, including four paralympians. This event also marked the announcement that the Grand Rapids…
by Beth Redford After a few days, I have recovered from playing in the recent Grand Rapids Wheelchair Sports Association (GRWSA) Tennis Fundraising Tournament at Ramblewood in Grand Rapids. The weekend started with picking up 3 cases of tennis balls for tournament director and wheelchair tennis head coach, Lynn Bender, and delivering them to Ramblewood. After…