Wheelchair Softball World Series Returns

The Wheelchair Softball World Series returns to the Coast tomorrow and they’re coming back bigger than ever.
USM’s Institute for Disability Studies has teamed up with Metro Area Community Empowerment to present this year’s 40th anniversary games.
The series is hosted by the Deep South Hurricanes wheelchair softball team and attracts teams from all over the world.
People were out at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum all day preparing for the big day, putting up barricades, drawing the bases, and getting everything ready for the 19 teams to arrive tomorrow. M.A.C.E. President of Softball Operation Chris Etheridge said, “It’s been twice as much work as last year because we wanted to make it twice as good. So, that’s where we are. It’s an endeavor, but we’ve been embraced by the Coast. They’ve really reached out to us and helped us and so we’re excited about it.”
Games start at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and continue until Saturday. Admission is free for spectators.
Etheridge says they’ll play ball rain or shine. The only thing that would halt game play is lightning.

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