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Starting Friday, November 21, some of the most competitive wheelchair rugby teams from as far away as Florida, New Hampshire, New York, Connecticut, and North Carolina will be rolling into the Riverwinds Community Center in West Deptford, New Jersey to battle for bragging rights as the best of the bestӔ.

Get ready for the Beast of the East tournament.

"The Beast" as its known to players, is a three-day tournament hosted by Magee Rehabilitation Hospital's wheelchair rugby team, the Magee Eagles, who will be there not just to play, but to winif play is the right word.

Wheelchair Rugby is a full contact, sometimes violent competition played by individuals who are quadriplegic on a basketball court with a volleyball. The rules are similar to hockey and basketball, making for a very fast-paced, physical game.

Those interested can check out the action free of charge at the Riverwinds Community Center located at 1000 Riverwinds Driveon the following days and times:

Friday, November 21    2:30pm-10:00pm
Saturday, November 22,  8:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, November 23 8:00am-3:00pm



Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, founded in 1958, is a 96-bed specialty medical rehabilitation hospital providing physical and cognitive rehabilitation services. Magee’s flagship facility is located in Center City Philadelphia. In addition to the main campus that offers comprehensive services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management and work injury, Magee provides an expanding out-patient network serving the surrounding communities. In 1985, Magee’s brain injury rehabilitation program became the first in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Magee partnered with Jefferson Hospital to create one of the nation’s 14 federally designated centers for spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Magee has been rated one of America’s leading rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News&World Report. Magee provides treatment to more than 5,000 individuals annually. Magee is authorized to treat wounded military personnel returning from war. Magee is not an Obligated Group Affiliate.

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