Turnstone Hosts Wheelchair Rugby Invitational Tournament

November 14th, 2018

Turnstone Hosts Wheelchair Rugby Invitational Tournament  

FORT WAYNE, IN (November 14, 2018) – Eight wheelchair rugby teams will compete at the Plassman Athletic Center at Turnstone for the Wheelchair Rugby Invitational tournament this weekend, November 17th & 18th. Teams from Indiana, Missouri, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and Texas will go head to head in the tournament sanctioned by the United States Quad Rugby Association (USQRA). The public is invited to attend the tournament games with a ticket cost of $1.00 per person. Children under seven will be admitted for free.

Quad rugby is a unique sport created by athletes with a disability. It combines elements of rugby,
basketball and handball. Players compete in teams of four to carry the ball across the opposing team's goal line. Contact between wheelchairs is permitted, and is in fact an integral part of the sport as players use their chairs to block and hold opponents.

Saturday games will begin at 9 am and the last game starts at 4:30 pm. The Turnstone Flyers will play at 9 am, 12 pm, and 3 pm for their chance at landing their spot in the championship game.

Sunday games begin at 8 am with the championship game scheduled for 11:00 am.

All games will be held in the Plassman Athletic Center at Turnstone, 3320 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne.

 

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ABOUT TURNSTONE:  Now in its 75th year of service, Turnstone’s mission is to empower people with disabilities to achieve their highest potential by providing one of the most comprehensive offerings of services and programs to people with disabilities and their families under one roof in the United States. Thanks to generous support and compassionate staff, Turnstone’s legacy of advocacy and innovation continues to contribute to a world that accepts and values people based on their abilities. www.turnstone.org | Twitter: @TurnstoneCenter | Facebook: Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities  | Instagram: @TurnstoneCenter


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