Next year BORP will host a power soccer tournament for teams that use "everyday" power chairs to compete. The Kathryn Black Invitational* will be held May 4-5, 2019 at the James Kenney Recreation Center in Berkeley.
The goals of this event are to provide, and encourage competition opportunities for the athletes and teams that use "everyday" chairs to play power soccer. "Everyday" chairs that have upgrades are okay but NO power chair built specifically for power soccer ( Strike Force, Invacare TDX, etc.) will be permitted.
This tournament has slots for up to 6 teams. There will be a registration fee of $20 per person. Meals (2 lunches, 1 dinner), t-shirts and awards will all be included in the registration fee.
Teams will be responsible for the costs of travel and lodging they need for the event. BORP can provide local ground transportation at no charge (we have 2 lift buses) between: airport (OAK or SFO), hotels and gym, for the teams that fly in.
Games will be played on Saturday and Sunday. We hope to end competition in the afternoon on Sunday so teams don't necessarily need to stay an extra night(s).
Right now all we need to know is: Is your team interested in participating in this event? If so, please email or call me by July 9, 2018 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-225-7032 (W)
All of us at BORP Power Soccer are excited about the event and look forward to some great competition!Jonathan Newman*About Kathryn Black: Kathryn (KB) Black and her partner, Nancy Henderson were instrumental in bringing "motor soccer' to BORP in 1988 and founding the first power soccer program in the USA. http://www.borp.org/borp-hall-fame-inductees/#KB