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The sporting life for Madison’s disabled community

Local organizations are providing sport and recreational activities for the disabled.

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Local athletes, like those on the Mad City Badgers, can participate in National Wheelchair Basketball Association tournaments. | Photo via Mad City Wheelchair Sports.

This coming weekend, athletes from across the Midwest will meet for the 2nd annual MadCity Invitational. Middle-school to high-school-aged youth with physical disabilities will take part in a National Wheelchair Basketball Association tournament at the Verona High School gymnasium.

The only tournament of its kind in the area, it was founded by the local nonprofit Dairyland Sports as a way to establish a home tournament for the local MadCity Badgers.

There are several local organizations providing sports and recreational activities for the disabled.

Madison Adaptive Cycling
The nonprofit provides an outdoor cycling experience for differently-abled individuals of all ages.

Madison School and Community Recreation
MSCR offers affordable, community-based recreation, social, physical, and educational programs for individuals of all abilities.

Special Olympics Wisconsin
The organization provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports.

There are a great many more recreational opportunities available.