Wheelchair lacrosse draws crowds in Denver

Wheelchair lacrosse

Leaving the main festival game fields at the World Lacrosse Championships earlier this week in Denver, Mark (LaxAllStars.com’s Editor) and I noticed an outdoor box setup in the parking lot with loads of people crowded around. As we walked closer, we realized what was going on, snagged our cameras, and got in on some awesome Wheelchair Lacrosse action.

What follows are photos from a friendly matchup between two U.S. Wheelchair lacrosse squads. It was an honor and a pure joy to watch these guys play the game we all love so much. Having just lost a dear, dear friend earlier this week who was stuck in his wheelchair for over 50 years, I’ll admit that watching this game brought tears to my eyes, which I skillfully hid underneath my sunglasses as I continued to shoot photos.

Speaking with a couple of players from the white team later that afternoon, it was clear to me just how much these guys truly love lacrosse. Most of them pay their own way to events like this, which is not easy, for the chance to be play competitively and form a deeper connection with the medicine game.

We’ll be back with more photos as the 2014 World Lacrosse Championships continue throughout the week.

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Jeff Brunelle
Founder of Lacrosse All Stars. A West Coast native and product of the MCLA, I moved back East after college where I truly fell in love with the game. I've dedicated my career to LaxAllStars since 2010, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I now live in my hometown of Boise, Idaho, with my wife Zoë, two dogs, and a baby girl expected to arrive around Championship Weekend this May. I'm a technologist at heart, I'm not into snow or the month of January, and one time I kind of stole a football from Gary Gait. Life is crazy busy, but it's worth it when you get to immerse yourself in the medicine of lacrosse every day. We are on a mission to Grow The Game® on a global scale by empowering storytelling by players, for players, and bridging the gap between lacrosse and the mainstream.