OHIO Campus Orgs
Team Member: CHSP Fourplay! Quad Rugby
EVENT DATE Apr 22, 2017
Quad Rugby is an adaptive sport for those suffering from quadriplegia and can be best described as a combination of basketball, handball and rugby played in specialized wheelchairs. Fourplay Quad Rugby was established ten years ago and hosts an annual Quad Rugby tournament sponsored by OHIO Division of Physical Therapy. Students, faculty, and the public have the opportunity to scrimmage the Buckeye Blitz—a semipro quad rugby team based in Columbus and all proceeds raised from the event are donated to the Blitz to help pay for equipment repairs/replacements, as well as travel fees and other expenditures. Quad Rugby is one of many adaptive sports that allows those with quadriplegia the ability to compete in competitive athletic events while providing an outlet to exercise and the chance to socially interact with the community and with others.