Wheelchair softball was born in the Midwest by a few individuals with spinal cord injuries and lower extremity impairments, who still 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 the normal 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.
Today, there are over 30 teams worldwide. Wheelchair softball is an exciting and challenging summer sport that enables most wheelchair users to compete. Our goal is to support 2 - 3 softball teams in North Florida that will compete locally and nationally for a chance to be invited to the Annual NWSA Wheelchair Softball World Series.
Sample of Wheelchair Softball from the 2016 WSWS Championship Game
To empower and enhance the quality of life for children, adults and veterans affected by physical or emotional disabilities through sports, outreach and community involvement.
Sponsors and donors are vitally important in providing needed funds for the operation of the Push Beyond Foundation | River City Rollers programs. Individuals affected by physical or emotional disabilities of all ages will benefit from your support.
Push Beyond Foundation, Inc. | 101 Marketside Avenue #404-123 | Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
Tel: (904) 834-0469 | 501c3 DLN# 26053546002117
Special thank you to Lisa Marie Mannino Photography for many of the photos throughout our website. All photos on our site are original and taken by our staff and / or provided to us (with permission to use) by local area photographers. They are not to be copied, shared or used for any other purpose without written permission from Push Beyond Foundation, Inc. and / or the original photographer.