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Wheelchair Lacrosse Tournament Takes Place This Weekend

The sport of Lacrosse is gaining in popularity at high schools across the state.  It's also an adaptive sport inspiring and rehabilitating disabled veterans.  

This is the first ever wheelchair lacrosse tournament.

On Friday, disabled veterans from the Milwaukee VA are competing alongside able-bodied athletes, including some Marquette University Lacrosse players.

Dr. Kenneth Lee, an Iraq veteran and doctor at the VA approached the Marquette Lacrosse team about starting the adaptive team about a year and a half ago about starting this partnership.

Since then it has taken off.

Friday is the first round of the championship.

Those who are a part of this sport say this is a life changing for both disabled veterans and able bodied college athletes.

"It's a great avenue to get them back on their feet, per say. Get them rolling again. Make them sort of self-aware that they can do more than just wheel around,” said Dr. Kenneth Lee, Founder, Milwaukee Eagles.

Final round of the championship will be played tomorrow starting at 8:45 AM.  

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