16 Elite Wheelchair Rugby Teams to Compete for USQRA National Championship at Ability360, 4/20

16 Elite Wheelchair Rugby Teams to Compete for USQRA National Championship at Ability360, 4/20

16 of the nation's best wheelchair rugby teams, including defending national champions Texas Stampede and two-time national champions and unbeaten 360 Phoenix Heat, will compete in the 2017 United States Quad Rugby Association (USQRA) National Tournament, April 20-22, at Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center.

The tournament is presented by Vantage Mobility International (vmivans.com), one of the nation's largest manufacturers of wheelchair van conversions.

There is no admission charge to watch the games.

Matches begin at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 20, Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22. Last matches on Thursday and Friday begin at 6:30 p.m.

On Saturday, the Division 2 Championship single elimination rounds begin at 1 p.m. with Division 1 Championship round beginning at 3 p.m. An awards ceremony will follow the final match.

Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center, 5031 E. Washington Street.

360 Heat (Phoenix), Texas Stampede (Cedar Park, Texas), University of Arizona (Tucson), Tampa Generals (Tampa, FL), Michigan Storm (Grand Rapids, MI), St. Louis Spartans (St. Louis, MO), MedStar Punishers (Washington, DC), Seattle Slam, (Seattle, WA), Minnesota Steelheads (Golden Valley MN), Lakeshore Demolition (Birmingham, AL), Portland Pounders (Portland, OR), Shepherd Smash (Atlanta, GA), Northridge (CA), TIRR (Houston, TX), Brooks Bandits (Jacksonville, FL), San Diego Sharp (CA).


ABOUT ABILITY360: Ability360, formerly Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL), continues a 35-year tradition of empowering programs for people with all disabilities. Ability360 offers and promotes programs to empower people with disabilities to take personal responsibility so that they may achieve or continue independent lifestyles within the community. The independent living philosophy states that people with disabilities should have the same civil rights, options, and control over choices in their own lives as do people without disabilities. Ability360 is located at 5025 E. Washington St. Ste. 200, Phoenix, AZ 85034, www.ability360.org, 602-256-2245.

ABOUT THE ABILITY360 SPORTS & FITNESS CENTER: The Ability360 Sports and Fitness Center is a 45,000-square foot, state-of-the-art facility located in Phoenix, Arizona. Owned and operated by Ability360, the Sports & Fitness Center offers a wide variety of amenities to help you achieve your health and fitness goals including a fitness center with wheelchair accessible weight machines, an aquatic area equipped with lifts and elevators, accessible locker rooms, and more.

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