Northeast Passage hosts Power Soccer Scrimmage on Saturday, Dec. 13
Media Contact:  Keely Ames
Northeast Passage
December 9, 2008

DURHAM, N.H. - Northeast Passage's Power Soccer team will be hosting a scrimmage on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008. Northeast Passage is a program of the University of New Hampshire and offers adaptive sports and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities.

  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008

  • Time: Starts at noon

  • Location: University of New Hampshire's Hamel Recreation Center

  • Versus the Massachusetts Hospital School's team

  • Northeast Passage's team features players of all ages from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine.

  • Free and open to the public

    Power Soccer is the first competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for people who user power wheelchairs. The sport combines wheelchair users' skill with the speed and power of the chair itself. The game is played on a basketball court. Two teams of four power chair users attack, defend and spin-kick a 13" soccer ball in an attempt to score goals.

    Northeast Passage started this team in 2007 to reach adults and youth with significant mobility impairments, giving them much needed access to physical activity and team camaraderie. This program reaches people living with quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, head trauma, stroke, muscular dystrophy, and other disabilities

    For more information, please visit or call 603-862-0070.

    The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a New England liberal arts college and a major research university with a strong focus on undergraduate-oriented research. A land, sea and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 11,800 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students.

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