If you have ever seen power soccer — similar to quad rugby but played in powerchairs with protective cages on the front — you know it’s fast, action packed and way cool. If you haven’t seen it, check out the above video.
The United States Power Soccer team has won two consecutive World Cup titles — Toyko in 2007 and Paris in 2011. In the video, Chris Finn, head coach of the U.S. team enthusiastically explains that since the president invites champion teams to visit him in the White House, why not the U.S. Power Soccer Team? Finn started writing letters to the president requesting an invitation—a letter a day for two months — and finally got a response saying “Sorry he can’t fit it into his schedule.”
This April, the U.S. Power Soccer Team is planning a visit to the White House on their way to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil — Finn is still hoping they get a chance to meet president Obama. Talk about a totally cool photo op!!! To the goal of meeting the president, USPSA and Senda Athletics have started a Change.org campaign and with the goal of gathering 1,000 signatures of support for the president to meet with the team. Click here to sign.