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US power soccer team takes second place in World Cup

July 12, 2017HME News Staff

KISSIMEE, Fla. - Team USA has taken second place in the 2017 Fťdťration Internationale of Powerchair Football Association (FIPFA) World Cup in Kissimee, Fla. Team USA was going for its third consecutive World Cup win. “It was a thriller of a game, with the score tied 2-2 until France broke away in the final minutes,” said Wayne Merdinger, executive vice president and general manager of MK Battery, the primary sponsor and official battery of the US Power Soccer Association and TEAM USA....

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Short takes: Head over Wheels, power soccer

May 2, 2017HME News Staff

Bryan Anderson, Kiel Eigen and Mark Smith of Quantum Rehab have made a short film, “Head Over Wheels,” and entered it into the 2017 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge. As part of the challenge, filmmakers spend 48 hours writing, filming and producing a five-minute film addressing disability in a unique light. This year's theme was “family comedy.” The films are judged on the number of views, shares and media exposure they receive through May 8ÖThe U.S. Power Soccer Association...

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Power soccer team prepares to 'shock' at Medtrade

September 7, 2016HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Team USA, the World Cup Power Soccer Champions, will play two exhibition games on Nov. 1 at Medtrade. Players will be introduced at AAHomecare's Washington Update, and will play one game in the morning and one in the afternoon on the show floor. Local teams played at Medtrade two years ago, but “the level of play and skill from this world-class Power Soccer team will shock the exhibit hall this year,” said Wayne Merdinger, executive vice president and general manager of MK Battery,...

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Power soccer returns to Medtrade

July 15, 2016HME News Staff

ATLANTA - The United States Power Soccer Association returns to Medtrade this year. The USPSA will play two games on the show floor on Nov. 1, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Exact times are to be determined. “These are skilled individuals, and everyone who watched the power soccer demo back in 2014 can attest to that,” said Kevin Gaffney, group show director of Medtrade. “I encourage Medtrade attendees to check it out this year.” Medtrade exhibitor MK Battery...

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Help make it all possible

June 21, 2016Letter to the Editor

It is a sport played in 27 countries. Thousands of uniquely gifted athletes of all ages compete. Scores of spectators are amazed. It touches hearts and changes lives. Power Soccer, known internationally as Powerchair Football, enables power wheelchair users to pursue their dreams.MK Battery showcased this exciting sport of skill at Medtrade 2014, where it was wholeheartedly embraced. The United States Power Soccer Association (USPSA), the not-for-profit governing body of the sport in the U.S., needs...

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Help make it all possible

June 1, 2016HME News Staff

It is a sport played in 27 countries. Thousands of uniquely gifted athletes of all ages compete. Scores of spectators are amazed. It touches hearts and changes lives. Power Soccer, known internationally asPowerchair Football, enables power wheelchair users to pursue their dreams. MK Battery showcased this exciting sport of skill at Medtrade 2014, where it was wholeheartedly embraced. The United States Power Soccer Association (USPSA), the not-for-profit governing body of the sport in the U.S., needs...

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MK Battery hosts soccer championship

July 21, 2015HME News Staff

TAMPA, Fla. - Ten teams from around the country participated in the recent MK Battery Power Soccer Premier Cup Championship, the company announced. CNY United was the eventual winner, according to a press release. “The sport of power soccer enhances the lives of those with disabilities and we are extremely proud to be taking such an active role in the program,” said Wayne Merdinger, executive vice president and general manager of MK Battery. MK Battery has been the Title Sponsor and Official...

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MK Battery sponsors power soccer

July 2, 2013HME News Staff

ANAHEIM, Calif. - MK Battery will be the title sponsor and official battery of the U.S. Power Soccer Association and the Team USA National Power Soccer Team, the company announced June 27. The multi-year agreement includes all of the U.S. Power Soccer Conference Cup tournaments and Team USA international competitions, including the World Cup 2015. Team USA is the current World Cup champion. “The sport of power soccer enhances the lives of those with disabilities and we are extremely proud to...

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CNN: Power soccer 'catching on'

December 2, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

I had never heard the term "power soccer" until I met Kevin Williams, a 31-year-old wheelchair user, earlier this year. Basically, it's a sport played with an over-sized soccer ball by wheelchair users with guards on their feet. Williams LOVES power soccer. Well, CNN says the sport is "catching on." It produced this story on power soccer last week (see below). Check it out to learn the story of a power soccer player who left France to promote the sport here in the United States and another player...

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