Wheelchair softball was established 30 years ago and is a great way for adaptive athletes to enjoy America's greatest pastime. Wheelchair Softball is very similar to abled bodied softball with the exceptions of playing with a 16 inch inseam ball, and playing on a hard surface. Most field coatings are similar to a tennis court, or parking lots can be adapted using temporary fencing. It is especially fun to watch, as players have to not only maneuver themselves but also catch, throw, and bat using their hands simultaneously. Most players do not wear gloves, as it impedes a player's ability to move as quickly.
During the 2021 season, the Kansas City Royals Wheelchair Softball Team had their best finish yet, coming in 6th in the nation at the World Series. They are looking to continue improving and building on that outstanding performance! Important dates to note for the 2022 season are below.
May 14: Dare to Adapt Fundraiser
June 11-12: Home Tournament
August 5-7: World Series (Chicago, IL)
2021 Kansas City Royals after a 6th place finish at the 2021 World Series in Biloxi, MS.