FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Five teams from across the country came to Fort Wayne this weekend for a power soccer tournament at Turnstone Center for Disabilities.
The sport of power soccer actually got its start here in Indiana and organizers hope to make it an official event in the paralympics.
“Our athletes want to be treated the same as every other athlete. We’ve grown huge. I started five and a half years ago, and we had about four teams underneath the Turnstone umbrella, and we just found out not too long ago that we’re the fourth largest paralympic sport in the country,” Andrew Achenbach, Sports and Recreation Coordinator at Turnstone, said.
Achenbach said one of the two Fort Wayne teams will head to Arizona in June for the national tournament.
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