Recently, the AdVenture Program was awarded a large grant to purchase rugby wheelchairs and start a rugby program in the Treasure Valley. The grant funding for this program is awarded by U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, through funding provided by Veterans Affairs. The grants are provided to facilitate the growth of Paralympic sport programming for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces.
You do not have to have a disability to play; all skill levels are welcome and rugby wheelchairs are available for use. If you are unsure about signing up for the entire session, you can drop-in for $5. Rugby is held at Fort Boise Community Center, 700 Robbins Road, Boise. To register or learn more call 208-608-7680 or e-mail AdVentureProgram@cityofboise.org.
Please view the Activity Guide Button on the left for the current wheelchair rugby schedule listed under the AdVenture Seeker section.
Wheelchair Rugby Tournament
USQRA Pacific Sectionals
YMCA Homecourt, 936 Taylor Ave. Meridian, ID
Cheer on some hard-hitting Wheelchair Rugby! Watch teams from San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Reno, Portland, Seattle and Boise compete in the 2015 Wheelchair Rugby Pacific Sectionals. This is the second year that a wheelchair rugby tournament will be hosted in Boise by your local wheelchair rugby team the Boise Bombers and many other community partners including Boise Parks & Recreation. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see some of the best wheelchair rugby teams in the Pacific Northwest compete for a spot in the US Quad Rugby Association Regionals.
The tournament will be held at the YMCA Homecourt on Friday, March 6 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., on Saturday, March 7 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Sunday, March 8 from 8-10 a.m. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are also available, call 208-608-7680 to learn more. Game times and additional tournament information will be posted at www.boisebombersquadrugby.com.