Over-the-line baseball tournament fun for wheelchair players thanks to Triumph Foundation

Triumph Foundation held its over-the-line wheelchair baseball tournament on Saturday at the Barry A. Sanders Sports Field in Van Nuys.

The public was invited to watch and cheer on 12 teams of three players as they played on the field that has a specially designed rubberized surface for use by those in wheelchairs, walkers and people with unsteady gait.

The Triumph Foundation estimated that about 40 people with disabilities — children and adults, including veterans — were scheduled to participate in the modified baseball game. The game involved players hitting a ball over-the-line into a sectioned off area of the field.

 

Triumph Foundation held an over-the-line wheelchair baseball tournament on Saturday in Van Nuys, Oct 8,2022.
The public was invited to watch and cheer on 12 teams of three players as they played on the Barry A. Sanders Sports Field that has a specially designed rubberized surface for use by those in wheelchairs, walkers and people with unsteady gait.
(Photo by Gene Blevins/ /Contributing Photographer)

Triumph Foundation held an over-the-line wheelchair baseball tournament on Saturday in Van Nuys, Oct 8,2022.
The public was invited to watch and cheer on 12 teams of three players as they played on the Barry A. Sanders Sports Field that has a specially designed rubberized surface for use by those in wheelchairs, walkers and people with unsteady gait.
(Photo by Gene Blevins/ /Contributing Photographer)

Triumph Foundation held an over-the-line wheelchair baseball tournament on Saturday in Van Nuys, Oct 8,2022.
The public was invited to watch and cheer on 12 teams of three players as they played on the Barry A. Sanders Sports Field that has a specially designed rubberized surface for use by those in wheelchairs, walkers and people with unsteady gait.
(Photo by Gene Blevins/ /Contributing Photographer)

Triumph Foundation held an over-the-line wheelchair baseball tournament on Saturday in Van Nuys, Oct 8,2022.
The public was invited to watch and cheer on 12 teams of three players as they played on the Barry A. Sanders Sports Field that has a specially designed rubberized surface for use by those in wheelchairs, walkers and people with unsteady gait.
(Photo by Gene Blevins/ /Contributing Photographer)

Triumph Foundation held an over-the-line wheelchair baseball tournament on Saturday in Van Nuys, Oct 8,2022.
The public was invited to watch and cheer on 12 teams of three players as they played on the Barry A. Sanders Sports Field that has a specially designed rubberized surface for use by those in wheelchairs, walkers and people with unsteady gait.
(Photo by Gene Blevins/ /Contributing Photographer)

Triumph Foundation held an over-the-line wheelchair baseball tournament on Saturday in Van Nuys, Oct 8,2022.
The public was invited to watch and cheer on 12 teams of three players as they played on the Barry A. Sanders Sports Field that has a specially designed rubberized surface for use by those in wheelchairs, walkers and people with unsteady gait.
(Photo by Gene Blevins/ /Contributing Photographer)

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The nonprofit foundation is a resource for people with spinal cord injury.

The field, at Lake Balboa/Anthony C. Beilenson Park, was dedicated in Sept. 2012 and named after Sanders, who was president of the board of commissioners of the City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks.

Barry A. Sanders Sports Field, 6300 Balboa Blvd., Van Nuys.

Triumph Foundation: info@triumph-foundation.org. triumph-foundation.org

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