Originally started as the Colorado Rockies in 1996, the team was sponsored by the N. L. West Colorado Rockies Baseball Organization.
From April to August, the Rolling Rockies Wheelchair Softball team conducts biweekly practices at the wheelchair softball fields located in the parking complex of Coors Field. Each practice attracts approximately a dozen wheelchair athletes and focused on developing each individual's skills through the implementation of fundamental drills, basic training routines and team-building exercises. In all, over three dozen wheelchair athletes from the Front Range directly benefited from these organized and structured practices.
Colorado Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp:
For the eighth year in a row the Rockies will be on hand to coach and coordinate the softball portion of the Colorado Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp in Mid-June. Rockies representatives will assist in every facet of the softball event including basic instruction on batting and fielding as well as developing several softball games throughout the week long event. Over 60 children are expected to attend.
Adaptive Adventures Sports Camp for Kids:
Several members of the Rockies will offer wheelchair softball instruction to more than a dozen children with disabilities during Adaptive Adventure's Sports Camp for Kids.
Women's Wheelchair Softball Team:
The Rockies helped to make history in the 2003 season by creating the first-ever women's wheelchair softball team, which competed in two tournaments including the National tournament, which took place in St. Paul, Minnesota in late August. The Rockies provided coaching staff, four players and logistical support to help make the team a possibility. The woman's team captured 14th place overall at the tournament.
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