Monday, September 03, 2012

Wheelchair Lacrosse: Show your support!

Wheelchair Lacrosse is a newly adapted sport but is gaining momentum across the country.  We were lucky enough to have a free weekend to attend the camp in Colorado Springs, about four hours south of us, and what a good time it was. 

Craig's words: I'd play this sport for sure, it's challenging, fun, and great exercise! 

There were about 15 participants who joined the 3 founding coaches from San Diego - Wheelchair Lacrosse's hometown.  Only a few years old, this sport is gathering a following, and the coaches have a great arsenal of equipment - bringing chairs, sticks, helmets, pads, gloves, balls, and smiles where ever they land. 

Longtime Access Anything friend and Wheelchair Lacrosse Founder Ryan Baker lead the two days of drills and matches, and has big hopes for the sport. "We just have to expose people to this sport and get sticks in their hands and prey that they are going to be as passionate about lacrosse as we are," Baker said to Michael Ciaglo of The Gazette (Colorado Springs) on Sunday.  The crew headed back to San Diego that evening, but has been touring the country, sharing the new sport with as many as possible.

WLAX Facebook page
Our photos from the weekend
The Gazette article

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