Our mission is to educate, encourage and inspire individuals with disabilities through actively participating in sports to become more independent and productive, as well as strengthen physical abilities and emotional well being.
William H McCormack
John Boone, Jr.
Established in 1957 as the Nashville Handicappers and then became the National Wheelcats in 1985
President Mark Singer
Vice President Leah Davis
Treasurer Vena McCormack
Secretary Kelly M. Skelton-Weise
Board of Directors: Jon Davis, Mike Sells, Mark Singer, Troy Weise, Walter Lowery, Jeff Hall , Kelly Weise
Sled Hockey Troy H. Weise firstname.lastname@example.org
Tennis Kelly M. Skelton-Weise email@example.com
Fishing & Shooting Mark Singer firstname.lastname@example.org
Basketball Jeff Hall email@example.com
Water Skiing Mike Sells firstname.lastname@example.org
Softball Mike Sells email@example.com
Quad Rugby Walter Lowery firstname.lastname@example.org
May 5-7, 2023 Jr. Sled Preds home tournament
June 22-25, 2023 Music City Classic Wheelchair
Centennial Tennis Center , Nashville, Tn
October, 2023 Russell Rodriguez Sport Clay Shoot
The Bingo Barn at 7087 Russellville Road, Guthrie, Kentucky is our main fundraising source. Bingo is played every Saturday at 6:45pm and Sunday at 4:45. Doors open 2 hours in advance and concessions are available.
Sled hockey is an exciting ice sport that allows athletes with disabilities to enjoy the sport of hockey with specially designed sleds and sticks. The NWC currently sponsor a youth team and 2 adult teams called The Sled Preds.
Junior and Adult B team practice schedule for
January 22 and 29, 2023
February 5,12, and 26, 2023
February 10-12 , 2023 Adult Tier I Denver, CO
February 18-19 Adult B Fort Wayne, Indiana
February 25th Adult B Knoxville, TN
March 10-12 Adult Tier I Chicago
March 24-26 Junior Sled Preds Grand Rapids, Michigan
March 24-26 Adult B Grand Rapids, Michigan
April 12-16 Disabled Hockey Fest all 3 teams St. Louis, Missouri
May 5-7 Jr. Sled Preds Home event
in Clarksville, TN
Wheelchair Tennis allows for athletes with disabilities to compete in USTA sponsored events nationwide. With only one rule exception ( 2 bounces), wheelchair tennis is played with the same rules as able bodied tennis and can be enjoyed by everyone .
** refer to the USTA website for wheelchair tennis tournaments
Music City Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament
June 22-25, 2023
Centennial Tennis Center
** Monday night practice at Adams Tennis Center in Murfreesboro 6-9pm starting in May
**Bi-monthly clinics at Centennial Tennis Center in Nashville begin in May. Dates TBA
**the NWC have special chairs they loan for anyone wanting to try wheelchair tennis
Fishing sponsors individuals with disabilities in the PVA sanctioned bass fishing events .
Shooting sponsors individuals with disabilities to participate in trap and sporting clay shoots as well as long distance target shooting. Shooting is one of the newest sports to the NWC.
Russell Rodriguez Annual Sport Clay Shoot will be in October, 2023
Fishing and Shooting Sport Director
Wheelchair softball was born 40 years ago for people with disabilities who still want to enjoy America's pastime. Wheelchair softball is played on a hard surface, such as a parking lot, instead of a normal grassy field. It is played with a 16 inch ball which allows allows wheelchair players to keep one hand on the wheelchair while catching the ball without a glove.
Practice will begin in May, 2023
Dates and times TBD
Since 1957 our wheelchair basketball program has given those with disabilities the opportunity to learn and compete nationally in the exciting world of wheelchair basketball.
2023 Season will begin in September
Please contact the sport director for information
Quad rugby is a contact sport played by quadriplegics on a basketball court or other hard surface. THe NWC sponsor the Quadcrushers.
2023 Season will begin in August
Please contact the sport director for more infomation
People of all ages and abilities can enjoy the fun and excitement of waterskiing. Adaptive water skiing combines the excitement of water sports and building of self confidence and independence.
Summer 2023 Clinics TBD
Contact the Sport Director of the particular sport you wish to participate. Our sponsorships are generally limited to persons with disabilities that live in Kentucky or Tennessee.
We currently welcome juniors in our programs. The Junior Sled Preds have a full youth team.
Yes, we take monetary donations:
The National Wheelcats
7087 Russellville Road
Guthrie, KY 42234