FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        SpoFit Media Advisory

Feb. 13, 2013

WHAT:  Eight of the nation’s top wheelchair rugby teams go head-to-head this weekend in the 2013 Phoenix Rugby Rave. Join the fun at SpoFit and bring friends and family to witness some hard-hitting action and breathtaking courage. Enjoy music, food and beverages, and win some great prizes. Admission is FREE!

 WHO:   Event host, the Phoenix Fusion Wheelchair Rugby team features current and former U.S. Wheelchair Rugby Team members including Scott Hogsett, Nick Springer, Joe Delagrave and Ernie Chun. Teams scheduled to appear at the tournament include: Phoenix Fusion, Minnesota North Stars, Portland Pounders, London Annihilators, San Diego Sharp Edge, Tucson Pterodactyls, St. Louis Rugby Rams, Texas Stampede.

WHERE:     The Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center for People with Disabilities (SpoFit), at 5031 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034; near Washington and 48th streets.

 WHEN:       The tournament begins Friday, Feb. 15 at 10:30 a.m. Action ramps up to the championship game Sunday, Feb. 17 at noon.


For More Information:

Loren Worthington
Marketing & Communication Manager
Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL)
Phone:  602-386-4278

*Included for your reference is the 2013 Phoenix Rugby Rave tournament schedule, as well as a quick guide to assist in covering persons with a disability.

About SpoFit

The Virginia G. Piper Sports and Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities (SpoFit) is a 45,000-square foot, state-of-the-art facility located in Phoenix, Arizona, and is owned and managed by Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL). SpoFit offers a wide variety of amenities to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. We have a fitness center with wheelchair accessible weight machines, an aquatic area equipped with lifts and elevators, accessible locker rooms, and more!

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