Connect. Move. Inspire.

Enjoy the exhilaration of physical competition. Experience the intensity and focus that comes from challenging your body and mind.

Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports is one of the largest programs of its kind in the United States. Every year we offer enriching recreational opportunities to hundreds of people with disabilities of all ages.

We’ll help you find the rush you’re looking for.

Our teams are open to anyone with a permanent physical disability that limits participation in able-bodied sports.

If you want to participate, you must have a physical impairment and:

  • Need modification to participate in leisure and sports activities because of a physical disability.
  • Be able to benefit from participation in group activities.
  • Be alert, oriented and able to follow directions.
  • Be free of disruptive behavioral issues that would create a danger to self or others.
  • Live in a non-institutional setting.
  • Be cognitively able to participate in the program at an appropriate developmental level.
  • Be able to use upper extremities to independently push a sports chair or handcycle, or to independently propel on the ice using sled hockey sticks. (Power chairs may be used in power soccer and wheelchair tennis, based on coordinator and coach evaluation.)
  • Participants must be evaluated by a team coordinator and coach prior to placement.


Current team offerings include wheelchair basketball, handcycling, wheelchair lacrosse, wheelchair rugby, sled hockey, power soccer, wheelchair softball, wheelchair tennis and goalball.


Thousands of children and adults with limited mobility participate in classes and clinics offered by Mary Free Bed’s Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports Program. There’s no age limit to participate.


Our six-week class sessions offer a relaxed and leisurely experience. 

  • Functional Fitness
  • Off-road Handcycling
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swim Lessons
  • Sports Sampler
  • Tennis
  • Yoga
  • Future Frenzy Lacrosse


Explore a variety of sports or activities without joining a team or paying for equipment. 

  • Archery
  • Downhill Skiing
  • Fencing
  • Sled Hockey (Future Sled Wings)
  • Golf
  • Kayak and Canoe
  • Pickleball
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Water Skiing
  • Zipline