Events

 

2024 Summer Group Adaptive Swim Lessons - Session 2

07/23/2024 05:00 PM - 08/27/2024 08:00 PM ET
Adaptive swim lessons are offered for children with physical and cognitive disabilities. These are group lessons (max of 2 participants) and they include instruction from a certified water safety instructor. Participants learn swimming and safety in a positive and fun environment. A volunteer will be available to assist the instructor and participant.

2024 Summer Private Adaptive Swim Lessons - Session 2

07/24/2024 05:00 PM - 08/28/2024 08:00 PM ET
Private adaptive swim lessons are offered for children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities. These private lessons include instruction from a certified water safety instructor. Participants learn swimming and safety in a positive and fun environment in order to meet their goals.

Cost: $150 per session due at time of registration.

*Registration is limited on a first come, first serve basis.

2024 Adaptive Waterski Clinic - August 2nd

08/02/2024 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ET
For those who wish to experience the thrill and exhilaration of flying across the surface of a lake this adaptive clinic teaches sitting and standing skiing. It's offered in partnership with Kentwood Parks and Recreation.

2024 Adaptive Waterski Clinic - August 9th

08/09/2024 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ET
For those who wish to experience the thrill and exhilaration of flying across the surface of a lake this adaptive clinic teaches sitting and standing skiing. It's offered in partnership with Kentwood Parks and Recreation.

2024 Summer Adaptive Zip Lining Clinic

08/12/2024 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM ET
In partnership with Indian Trails Camp/IKUS Life Enrichment Services, Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports is excited to bring back our adaptive zip lining clinic. Come out and experience unknown heights through the excitement of ziplining. Join us and experience the thrill of this exhilarating clinic. With highly trained staff, be propelled by gravity traveling from the top to the bottom of an inclined cable by attaching to freely moving pulley. There is also a rock wall for those that want a bigger challenge! Participants must be 7 or older by the date of the clinic.
Please bring bug spray. If there is inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for a later date. 

2024 Summer Off Road Handcycle Clinic - August

08/21/2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Get out and shred the trails at Luton Park with the Fat Explorer III, a member of the Mary Free Bed handcycle fleet. This off-road handcycle allows users to tackle single-track terrain and with power-assist capabilities, this cycle can handle anything that comes its way. This series is offered to those with physical disabilities who can independently operate a handcycle. One of our program coordinators will conduct pre-series phone screenings to determine appropriateness.

2024 Summer Saturday Private Adaptive Swim Lessons

06/08/2024 09:00 AM - 07/27/2024 12:00 PM ET
We are happy to offer private swim lessons on Saturday mornings. These are offered for children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities. These private lessons include instruction from a certified water safety instructor. Participants learn swimming and safety in a positive and calm environment in order to meet their goals. These hours and dates will run differently than the traditional swim lessons during the week.

2024 Para Standing Tennis Team

06/06/2024 06:00 PM - 10/31/2024 08:00 PM ET
This team is for adults with physical disabilities who wish to play standing up rather than playing from a sports wheelchair. Individuals who play para standing tennis have decreased mobility due to amputations, cerebral palsy, hemiplegia, limb difference, dwarfism or other congenital conditions. No prior knowledge or experience playing tennis is needed to participate. Practices and matches are on a standard tennis court – no special equipment or modifications to the court are necessary. This inclusive program provides practice and playing opportunities for adults of any skill level. Practices are throughout the season and team participation includes travel to tournaments throughout the United States. Players must be 16 years or older to participate. Email thomas.flynn@maryfreebed.com with any questions.

2024 Jr. Wheelchair Tennis Team

06/03/2024 05:00 PM - 08/12/2024 06:30 PM ET
The Mary Free Bed Junior Wheelchair Tennis team is for children with physical disabilities with a desire to play tennis. This is for anyone that wants to play at any level ranging from beginner to advanced. Players will work on skills, learn mobility, and hit thousands of tennis balls. Players must be between 7-18 years of age to join! This summer players will practice two times per week. (No practice week of July 4th and week of July 25 for sports camp).

2024 Adaptive Pickleball Series

05/21/2024 04:00 PM - 09/17/2024 05:30 PM ET
Participants will learn the basics of pickleball and play as much as possible. Wheelchair pickleball is played by anyone with a physical disability that uses a wheelchair. All levels are welcome to attend! 

2024 Frenzy Wheelchair Lacrosse Team

05/13/2024 06:00 PM - 08/26/2024 07:30 PM ET
This will be the Frenzy's fifth season as a team. Wheelchair lacrosse is a great opportunity to join a team of individuals that enjoy a physically tough and fast paced game.

2024 Grand Rapids Thunder Low Point Team

05/13/2024 - 09/02/2024
The Grand Rapids Thunder Low Point Team is for wheelchair rugby players who are classified as a 1.5 and below. We will travel to tournaments one time per month with Nationals in September.

2024 West Michigan Rollin' Whitecaps Wheelchair Softball Team

04/09/2024 06:00 PM - 08/27/2024 08:00 PM ET
This adult wheelchair softball team is for individuals with physical disabilities who are interested in being a part of a fun sport! We have one home tournament and travel out of state for weekend tournaments throughout the summer.

2024 Adult Wheelchair Tennis Team

04/08/2024 06:00 PM - 10/28/2024 08:00 PM ET
The Mary Free Bed Adult Wheelchair Tennis team is for adults with physical disabilities with a desire to play tennis. This is for anyone that wants to play recreationally or competitively. Learn the game, work on your skills and mobility, and get direction from our experienced wheelchair tennis head coach. All levels are welcome!

2024 Mary Free Bed Handcycling Team

03/06/2024 06:00 PM - 10/30/2024 08:00 PM ET
The Mary Free Bed Handcycling Team is a great group of individuals, with physical disabilities, who are dedicated to riding. The team gets together weekly to ride at Millennium Park. Enjoy camaraderie and peer support while training for races, or just going for a ride. Race options available locally and out-of-state.