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Hillsborough to Hold Tryouts for National Wheelchair Football League

Hillsborough County, Fla. (July 8, 2021) - Hillsborough County's adaptive sports program, which was recently selected as an expansion team for the USA Wheelchair Football League, will hold tryouts for the new team on Friday and Saturday, July 9-10.

The USA Wheelchair Football League was founded in 2019 with four teams, and Tampa is part of the first-ever expansion for the league, which will now have teams in nine cities across the country. Teams will compete in tournaments in Phoenix and Chicago later this year. The league is organized by Move United, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in sports.

Tryouts will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Tryouts on both days will be at the Lesley "Les'' Miller Jr. All People's Community Park and Life Center, 6105 E. Sligh Ave.

To be eligible for the team, players must be at least 18 years old as of Aug. 1, 2021. Practices will be held weekly beginning in August.

HC Adaptive Sports is a signature program of Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation, with a mission to promote health, independence, and personal growth through sports for people with physical disabilities.

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