The Steelwheelers, Inc. is a non-profit organization [501(C)(3)], founded in 1977 as one of the first of its kind, which provides programs for physically challenged athletes from Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and Northern West Virginia who desire to participate in competitive sports such as Quad Rugby, Wheelchair Basketball and Hand Cycling. It provides an opportunity for persons with disabilities to achieve the sense of well being and fulfillment that the players once enjoyed prior to their injuries.

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In addition, 2019 will be the 17th year (starting in 2002) the Steelwheelers Quad Rugby team has hosted the Annual Steel City Slam Quad Rugby Tournament, at Slippery Rock University.  This tournament brings in 8 teams from North Carolina to New York to Indiana and exposes the sport and the capabilities of people with disabilities to many Slippery Rock Students who volunteer at the tournament.