The Texas Stampede and the Oscar Mike foundation are pleased to announce a joint military veterans wheelchair rugby clinic will be held June 27 through June 30 in Cedar Park Texas.
"We are very humbled and excited to work with such a worthy group of warriors" said Coach Gumbert. "These vets bring a good mixture of experience and youth to the table". He went on to say. The athletes attending are part of the Oscar Mike foundation which among other things provides recreational opportunities for veterans.
From this clinic the goal is for the team to further their rugby knowledge and prepare for upcoming competitions.
For more information on this event contact James Gumbert at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow updates on twitter @TexasStampede
Stampede athletes Jeff Butler and Alex Pabon recently competed for TEAM USAWR at the Japan para championships, in Chiba Japan.
The tournament featured the top three teams in the world. Including Australia Japan and the USA. Said Butler "The tri-nations tournament was a great opportunity to measure our young team against established opponents, and we are excited to continue to develop our newer players". Pabon remarked "It's exciting to see the team take steps to becoming the best in the world, every game we keep getting better and I'm looking forward to taking some more steps"
The US finished six and one at the tournament and brought home the gold medal. Butler was once again a highlight and would be voted the best in his .5 class.
Said Coach James Gumbert, "it was a great start to our international season. We are expecting great things from both Jeff and Alex over the next few months".