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Magee Rehabilitation Hospital to Host Quad-Rugby Atlantic North Regional Championships

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital's Quad Rugby Team, the Magee Eagles, will host the United States Quad Rugby Association's (USQRA) Atlantic North Regional Championships March 1-2 at the Carousel House in Fairmount Park.

Made famous by the documentary, Murder Ball, Wheelchair/Quad Rugby is played by individuals who are quadriplegic on a basketball court with a volley ball. The rules and strategies are similar to both hockey and basketball, making for a fast-paced, competitive game.

The USQRA divides the country into four sections, and each section is divided into two regions. The top four teams in each region advance to the sectional championship with an opportunity to advance to the national championship in Louisville.

"We're excited to host the tournament this year," said Magee Eagle player, Thomas Hamill. "Teams from New York, Washington, DC, North Carolina, and Virginia will all be playing for a chance to advance to the National Championship."

The schedule for the tournament is as follows:

Saturday 9:00am Raleigh (NC) vs United Spinal (NY)

10:30am Magee (PA) vs ECC (VA)

12:00 pm Raleigh (NC) vs Capitol (DC)

1:30 pm Magee (PA) vs United Spinal (NY)

3:00pm Capitol (DC) vs ECC (NY)

4:00pm Raleigh (NC) vs Magee (PA)

Sunday 9:00am United Spinal (NY) vs Capitol (DC)

10:30am ECC (VA) vs. Raleigh (NC)

12:00pm Magee (PA) vs Capitol (DC)

1:30pm ECC (VA) vs United Spinal (NY)

The Carousel House is located at the intersection of Belmont Ave. and North Concourse Drive in Philadelphia.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, founded in 1958, is a 96-bed specialty medical rehabilitation hospital providing physical and cognitive rehabilitation services. Magee’s flagship facility is located in Center City Philadelphia. In addition to the main campus that offers comprehensive services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management and work injury, Magee provides an expanding out-patient network serving the surrounding communities. In 1985, Magee’s brain injury rehabilitation program became the first in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Magee partnered with Jefferson Hospital to create one of the nation’s 14 federally designated centers for spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Magee has been rated one of America’s leading rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News&World Report. Magee provides treatment to more than 5,000 individuals annually. Magee is authorized to treat wounded military personnel returning from war. Magee is not an Obligated Group Affiliate.

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