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Power Soccer Events at Grand Park Fieldhouse

May 17, 2017
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Roughly 15 years ago, Tom Dickey was introduced to the sport of power soccer. Today, he credits that sport with changing the lives of his children.Power soccer is a sport for athletes with relatively severe physical disabilities, such as muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy and spinal cord injuries.

The sport is played indoors on a basketball-size court.  Athletes use their power wheelchairs to play the game of soccer.  It is 4 vs. 4 and can be fast-paced, intense and very exciting to watch.  No matter level, the sport gives individuals the opportunity to experience team competition, completely independently.  It is the athlete, their chair, their teammates and the ball.  Athletes experiencing thrill of winning and the disappointment of losing, as well as life lessons that come along with setting goals, working together, striving to do your best....

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