The Raleigh Sidewinders
Formed in early spring 2006, the Raleigh Sidewinders is eastern North Carolina’s new wheelchair (i.e. Quad Rugby) team. The new team is a result of the interest generated from the academy award nominated documentary MURDERBALL and the success of a local quad rugby clinic sponsored by the North Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association (NCSCIA). The Raleigh Sidewinders are official members of the US Quad Rugby Association, (USQRA), www.quadrugby.com. The Raleigh Sidewinders is one of two teams in North Carolina and is included in the Atlantic South division of the USQRA.
The team is comprised of individuals with disabilities that preclude their play in competitive, able-bodied sports. Players must have mobility impairments in their arms and legs to be considered eligible for participation. Most of the players have sustained cervical spinal cord injuries and have some type of quadriplegia as a result. The players are active members in their community, striving for a level of skill and competition offered by quad rugby.
The Raleigh Sidewinders quad rugby team is a program sponsored by NCSCIA, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide resources to support the highest level of independence, health and personal fulfillment for those with spinal cord injuries and disease.
The Sidewinders are very appreciative of all their sponsorships, support staff, volunteers, fans as well as the solid working relationship with the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreations and the Cary Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources. Due to their expanding support network over the past seasons, the Sidewinders continue to develop and grow in size.
The vision of the Raleigh Sidewinders is to provide team members with an opportunity for personal growth, physical outlet and competition with adequate equipment and resources. We need your help in continuing to provide opportunities for participation in wheelchair rugby. We have created several sponsorship packages for your consideration. All donations are tax deductible. We appreciate your interest and support.
Check the following websites for more information about the sport and a calendar for upcoming tournaments and clinics.
On behalf of the Raleigh Sidewinders and NCSCIA...Thank You for your Sponsorship and Support!