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HISTORY OF WHEELCHAIR SOFTBALL

Wheelchair softball was born 30 years ago in the Midwest by a few individuals with spinal cord injuries and lower extremity impairments, who wanted to enjoy America’s greatest pastime. These individuals needed to develop a way of playing without the full use of their legs that would allow easy maneuverability in a wheelchair and keep the fast pace of softball. Thus was born a new game played on hard surfaces, such as a parking lot, instead of traditional grassy infield, and a 16-inch softball, which allows wheelchair players to keep one hand one the wheelchair while catching a softball without a glove.

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San Francisco Giants Introduce the Wheelchair Giants!

Join the Team

The City of Sacramento, Department of Parks and Recreation, through our Paralympic Sport Sacramento Club, in partnership with the San Francisco Giants and the Capital City Adaptive Athletes Foundation, are seeking male or female athletes, ages 18 and older that use manual wheelchairs that would like to try out to become members of our elite, San Francisco Giants wheelchair softball team. This team will be members of the National Wheelchair Softball Association and play by the rules of that organization.

Donate today

The Wheelchair Giants need your help to “Play Ball!”  The team is looking forward to traveling and competing in regional and national tournaments in 2017. The funds you donate will go directly to assist players to travel to these events and competitions.  All donation amounts are greatly appreciated! We thank the Capital City Adaptive Athletes Foundation, for partnering with us to collect and manage your generous donation in order to help our team travel and represent the San Francisco Giants wheelchair team!

Donate Today

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San Francisco Wheelchair Giants Team Try Outs

For more information, see our 2017 recruitment flyer and fillable pre-registration form:

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