Last night, Colorado Rapids players Kortne Ford and Kellyn Acosta surprised the Rolling Rapids power soccer team with a brand new Strike Force Power Wheelchair.
The sport of power soccer was originally created in France in the 1970s and then came to the United States in the 1980s. The United States Power Soccer Association (USPSA) was officially formed in 2006, and the Rolling Rapids were founded in 2014 with support from the Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation. The Rolling Rapids are the first full-time power soccer program in the state and are recognized by the USPSA. They were given permission to use the Rapids name from Kroenke Sports Charities.
The Strike Force Power Wheelchair is specifically designed for power soccer, with a low center of gravity, wide wheelbase, and guard in the front for moving the ball.
The Rolling Rapids are hoping to attend their first competitive tournament next year. With this donation, the team now has three of the four power wheelchairs needed to field a four-person team.
Here are a few more photos from the night: