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OVER-THE-LINE WHEELCHAIR BASEBALL TOURNAMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, October 9, 2021 at Barry A. Sanders Sports Field in Lake Balboa Park.

Triumph Foundation’s sixth annual wheelchair baseball
tournament is expected to be another home run.

Van Nuys, Calif. — Triumph Foundation a nonprofit organization working to improve the lives
of people living with disabilities is hosting our Over-the-Line Wheelchair Baseball Tournament
at the Barry A. Sanders Sports Field on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Over 36 people with
disabilities, including children, adults and Veterans, will participate in this modified baseball
game.


Hundreds of attendees are expected at the event to watch 12 teams of three players, consisting of
at least one quadriplegic and one paraplegic player, attempt to hit a ball “over the line” into a
sectioned-off territory. Teams will compete all day to win the championship.
The field, located at Lake Balboa Park, is specially designed for the use of people with
disabilities. It has a rubberized surface designed for wheelchairs, walkers, and those with an
unsteady gait due to physical disabilities. The annual Wheelchair Baseball tournament is
expected to be another home run!


“This is my favorite event every year, I’m not able to play many sports but Triumph has adapted
baseball to be player friendly for all levels of disabilities to join in” said Janette Knudson, a C -7
quadriplegic participant.


“Baseball has always been a love of mine, so getting the disability community out and enjoying
the game is very close to my heart” said Douglas Harker, the Triumph Foundation Adaptive
Recreation Director.


The community is welcome to attend the event to see the baseball tournament and watch the
wheelchair users push the limits of their ability.


Triumph is also seeking community partners and volunteers to help support this event. For more
information email info@Triumph-Foundation.org .

Triumph Foundation, and 36 participants – Wheelchair Baseball Tournament – Saturday, October 9, 2021, from 9 AM to 4 PM – Barry A. Sanders Sports Field 6300 Balboa Blvd. Van Nuys, CA 91316 – Participants and volunteers can sign up here: http://triumph-foundation.org/otl/ – Arrange press coverage with Andrew Skinner, Triumph Foundation.

About the Triumph Foundation


Triumph Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to help individuals with
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) triumph over their disability and to inspire them to keep moving forward with
their lives by pushing themselves to get better every day.


Triumph Foundation provides resources, hope and security to people living with paralysis – not just
initially when the injury/disease occurs, but as a lifelong support network.
Triumph Foundation’s programs are primarily focused on people who have Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder
(SCI/D) causing paralysis. However, many of our programs are open to any person dealing with disability
including family members. Our outreach supports children, adults, and Veterans; and people of all
backgrounds. The majority of our outreach is in Southern California, but we also provide resources and
assistance to people across the United States.


To date, the organization has touched the lives of over 8,000 individuals with disabilities; given over
$1,000,000 in assistance to people with inadequate medical insurance and financial hardship; performed
dozens of accessible home remodels; provided wheelchair accessible vehicles to 20 individuals who did
not have the means to purchase one on their own; handed out over 2,000 Care Packs full of resources to
those newly injured; and regularly visited 24 area hospitals and rehabilitation centers throughout the Los
Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, Riverside, Kern, and San Diego counties.
Triumph Foundation is a chapter of United Spinal, the national spinal cord injury association; Move
United and is the Los Angeles Paralympic Sport Club.