Over-the-Line Wheelchair Baseball Tournament FAQ

Triumph Foundation's 6th annual wheelchair baseball tournament is expected to be another home run!

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN CLOSER TO THE EVENT!

Triumph Foundation is hosting an Over-the-Line wheelchair baseball tournament at Barry A. Sanders Sports Field on Saturday, October 19, 2019.  Over 50 people with disabilities, including children, adults and Veterans, will participate in this modified baseball game.

Hundreds of spectators are expected to attend the event to watch 16 teams of three players, consisting of at least one quadriplegic and one paraplegic player, attempt to hit a ball "over the line" into a sectioned-off territory. Teams will compete all day to win the championship.

The field, located at Lake Balboa Park, is specially designed for the use of people with disabilities made with a rubberized surface designed for wheelchairs, walkers, and those with an unsteady gait due to physical disabilities.

Join Triumph to see people who have physical impairments push the limits of their ability.

WHO:
Triumph Foundation and 50+ participants

WHEN:
Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 8 AM to 4 PM

WHERE:
Barry A. Sanders Sports Field
6300 Balboa Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91316

WATCH: 

Can able-bodies participate?
We want to give as many wheelchair athletes as possible the opportunity to play. Due to limited spots we cannot promise that able bodies will be allowed to play. Spectators are welcome, so please invite your friends and family.

Do I have to have experience?
No experience necessary. It is fun for everyone!

Will lunch be served?
Yes.

How much does it cost?
The event is FREE.

Do I need a baseball mitt?
You are welcome to use one if you would like but most people do not. The ball that will be used is made of hard foam or a plastic whiffle ball depending on the player.

Do I have to be there all day?
Yes, plan on being there all day, so come prepared. Depending on how well your team does, will determine how long you will need to be present to play. Games will be between 30 to 45 min. The first 6 Round Robin games will determine the Championship and Consolation Brackets.

Do I need a sports wheelchair?
No, you can play in your everyday wheelchair.

Can I play in a powerchair?
Yes.

What if I’m unable to hold a bat?
We will provide special gloves or athletic tape to use to hold the bat. Quads will also have the choice to use a whiffle bat and ball.

What if I’m unable to catch a ball?
Quads do not have to catch the ball; they only have to touch it to make an out.

Will there be shade?
Yes, we will have multiple pop-up tents.

Can we sign up the morning of?
Since space is limited, the roster might be filled. We cannot guarantee a spot to play the day of the event.