Morris Rugby and the Drew University Rugby Clubs are scheduled to present an afternoon of Quad Rugby this weekend on the university campus.
The exhibition will take place on Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Simon Forum and Athletic Center at Drew University.
Quad Rugby is a cross between wheelchair basketball, ice hockey and soccer, and is played on a regulation-size basketball court with minor changes. Four players compete on each side of the court, passing a volleyball back and forth while advancing into the opponent's half of the court in an effort to cross the goal line with the volleyball.
Each player is classified according to the level of their mobility impairment and assigned a point value for their classification and the sum of the point values on each side may not exceed 8 points at a given time.
For some of the athletes, Quad Rugby provides an outlet for their competitive spirit. For others, it is the chance to have some exercise and socialize with their teammates and opponents.
Participants will come from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region to engage in a round robin tournament. At the conclusion of the tournament, spectators will be invited to trade their bleacher seat for a wheelchair seat and the chance to test their abilities. Come on out and cheer them on, or maybe have a roll at it yourself!
All admission costs will be used to offset the expenses incurred by the athletes and referees participating in this event.
For more information on Morris Rugby visit www.morrisrugby.org.
For more information about Quad Rugby visit www.quadrugby.com.