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2014 Wheelchair Softball World Series - Updated 01/21/20014 Date changed

A new date of August 14th – 16th , 2014 has been established for the 2014 Wheelchair Softball World Series to be hosted by Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Due a unavoidable conflict the sponsors of the tournament needed to move the championship from its previously announced date of August 21st - 23rd, 2014.

The new date conflicts directly with the 2014 National Veterans Wheelchair Games to be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from August 12-17. NWSA and the host committee evaluated the various remaining dates available and selected the August 14th – 16th date. “We regret the conflict and know there will be decisions that have to be made by some players regarding attendance at our championship given the date conflict,” said Commissioner Bruce Froendt, “But the unusual late date for the Veterans games, the Junior Wheelchair Softball Championships in Chicago on August 8th-9th , and the general starting of schools in late August forced us to select the August 14th-16th dates.”

“We are excited to take our championship tournament back to the place where our sport originated, and experience the realization of many dreams in playing on the Todd Anderson wheelchair softball field,” commented Commissioner Bruce Froendt. “Eric Larsen, Supervisor of Sports and Recreation for Courage Kenny, and his team are making plans for an outstanding tournament and experience for our players and fans.”

One of the fields that will be used for the championships is the newly constructed Todd Anderson Field in Brooklyn Park, MN. Philanthropic support from the Pepsi Refresh Project and Major League Baseball, in partnership with the Minnesota Twins, the City of Brooklyn Park and others built and opened this beautiful field in 2012.

After 37 years the name of the championship tournament is being changed to the Wheelchair Softball World Series to recognize the growth of the sport across the world and the participation on foreign teams in the tournament, including those from Japan and Canada.

Bruce Froendt
NWSA Commissioner
 

 

2014 NWSA tournaments announced

Below is a list of 2014 Wheelchair Softball regular season tournaments that have been announced. Updates will be sent when additional tournaments are scheduled.

June 21-22: SouthEastern Slugfest, Greenville, SC (Contact: Byron Armentrout 864-369-2791)

June 28-29: RIC Chicago Cubs, Chicago, IL (Contact: Trent Thenhaus 312-238-5011)

July 12-13: Nebraska Barons, Omaha, NE (Contact: Bruce Froendt 402-305-5020)

July 26-27: Chicago Wheelin White Sox, Chicago, IL. (On new field) (Contact: Keith Wallace 773-220-4522)

Aug 8-9: Junior Wheelchair Softball World Series – Chicago, IL. (Contact: Dan Ferreira 312-296-5973)

Aug 14–16: Wheelchair Softball World Series – Minneapolis - (Moved from Aug 21st – 23rd) (Contact Bruce Froendt 402-305-5020)

Bruce Froendt
NWSA Commissioner

 

 
NWSA partners with ABC Medical.
 

Exclusive Medical Supply Provider of NWSA:

Click here to go to ABC medical’s web site

The National Wheelchair Softball Association ((NWSA) is pleased to announce a new two year agreement with ABC Home Medical Supply, Inc. (ABC Medical) as the exclusive medical supply provider of NWSA. This exciting new relationship will help provide support for the NWSA to provide programs to its members, teams, drive membership, and support operations. Additionally ABC will be the exclusive medical supply sponsor of NWSA’s annual National Wheelchair Softball Championship Tournament (NWST) to be held this year in Chicago on August 16th-18th.

“We are extremely excited about our new partners at ABC Medical. ABC Medical and its CEO, Keith Jones, are great supporters of disabled sports and I feel confident that the NWSA and ABC Medical will mutually benefit through the combined energy and efforts of both organizations,” said Bruce Froendt, Commissioner of NWSA.

ABC Medical will be marketing and raising awareness of the NWSA through its “Adaptive Sports Finder” tool on ABC’s website. This tool will help provide valuable organizational information about the NWSA for inquirers. ABC will also promote NWSA by using wheelchair softball athletes in various ABC marketing efforts.


 
 

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2013 NWST Results

Nebraska Barons (Omaha, NE)
2013 DI Champions

Cincinnati Reds (Columbus, OH)
2013 DII Champions

2013 NWST Results

1. Nebraska Barons (Omaha, NE)
2. Courage Rolling Twins (Minneapolis, MN)
3. RIC Cubs (Chicago, IL)
4. Tampa Bay Rays (Tampa, FL)
5. MPVA Flamethrowers (Minneapolis, MN)
6. Mauldin Maulers (Greenville, SC)
7. Cincinnati Reds (Columbus, OH)
8. National Wheelcats (Guthrie, KY)
9. New York Mets (New York, NY)
10. Chicago Wheelin White Sox (Chicago, IL)
11. Deep South Hurricanes (Mississippi)
12. Houston Astros (Pasadena, TX)
13. Team Japan
14. Kansas City Diamond (Kansas City, MO)

2013 Individual Stat's
2012 Team Stat's
2013 Final Bracket Results

2012Final Team Rankings & records
2013 All Tournament Team

 

 

 

 
 
 
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