Lacrosse is the official team sport of Maryland and Kennedy Krieger International Center for Spinal Cord Injury is hoping even more people will be able to play. Kennedy Krieger in partnership with FreeState Wheelchair Lacrosse recently put on a wheelchair lacrosse clinic at Johns Hopkins University. The oldest sport in North America is one of the newest adaptive sports. There are currently only a handful of teams in the country
Some of the clinic participants are athletes in other sports with no experience in lacrosse. Others were lax players before their injuries. They were outfitted with gloves, sticks and sports chairs before beginning a skills clinic. It wasn’t long before they divided up and a game was on. Kennedy Krieger and FreeState are working to promote wheelchair lacrosse, which was founded in 2009, and to establish wheelchair lacrosse teams in the area.