Lafayette Spinners not for those content on the sidelines

News 18 This Morning interview about Lafayette Spinners Call out

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The Lafayette Regional Rehabilitation Hospital Spinners are proof that being in a wheelchair doesn’t mean you have to sit on the sidelines. The team was created in 1974 and provides an outlet for those with disabilities to play group sports.

Team member Corporal Matt Bowman appeared on News 18 This Morning and said, “Wheelchair basketball is extremely fun and a good cardio workout. For guys in wheelchairs, there’s not much we can do to get that cardio workout. I’ve played sports my entire life, and I couldn’t give it up just because I’m disabled.”

Bowman said the team is also open to those who may need not a wheelchair full-time but are unable to play basketball standing up.

Lafayette Spinners play home games at Faith Community Center on State Road 26.

You can find out more about joining the team by calling 765-413-5641 or going to their Facebook page. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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