Tony, Owner and Founder of TNT 360 Mobility LLC, Plays for the New Orleans Saints Wheelchair Football Team at the 2023 Tampa Tournament
The 2023 USA Wheelchair Football League Tampa Tournament witnessed an incredible journey for the New Orleans Saints Wheelchair Football Team. While the championship trophy eluded them, the team’s dedication, resilience, and the return of their Owner and Founder, Tony, made it a memorable event for fans and supporters.
The New Orleans Saints Wheelchair Football Team owes its success, in large part, to the unwavering support of its fans and supporters. Their cheers and encouragement have always fueled the team’s passion for the game. Comprising athletes who redefine the boundaries of adaptive sports, the team took immense pride in representing New Orleans and Louisiana on the grand stage in Tampa.
Tony’s Remarkable Comeback
A significant highlight of the tournament was the return of Tony, the Owner and Founder of TNT 360 Mobility LLC, to the playing field. Tony’s journey back to the team was marked by a challenging setback—a neck sprain suffered during a game against the Buffalo Bills that forced him to sit out for several games. However, with the diligent care of doctors and a spirit that refuses to quit, Tony made an inspiring comeback in the last game against Green Bay. His resilience embodied the team’s ethos of never giving up.
150 Athletes, One Goal
The Tampa tournament showcased the extraordinary talent and determination of wheelchair football players from across the country. A total of 150 athletes left it all on the field, proving that wheelchair football is a sport of immense strength, strategy, and unwavering willpower. The competition was fierce, pushing every player to their limits and making every moment a testament to the human spirit.
Hillsborough County Adaptive Sports – Gracious Hosts
The success of the tournament would not have been possible without the gracious hospitality of Hillsborough County Adaptive Sports. Their commitment to providing accessible opportunities for athletes with disabilities is commendable and deeply appreciated. Their support created an inclusive and enabling environment for all participants.
The USA Wheelchair Football League Continues
While the Tampa tournament has ended, the journey continues for the New Orleans Saints Wheelchair Football Team. The USA Wheelchair Football League, a part of Move United, is set to make its next stop in Buffalo, New York, in just three weeks. Thanks to PBS, fans from all over can catch all the action via live stream, and the team hopes to have their fervent supporters cheering them on from afar. The distance may separate them, but the bond remains strong.
Join Us in Making a Difference
For those inspired by the team’s remarkable performance, there’s an opportunity to get involved and make a difference. Becoming a volunteer is an excellent way to support the league and contribute to the advancement of adaptive sports. Discover more about how you can be a part of this incredible cause at www.moveunitedsport.org/usawfl-tournaments.
Our Bright Future
As the New Orleans Saints Wheelchair Football Team reflects on their journey at the 2023 Tampa Tournament and celebrates the Los Angeles Rams’ victory, they are reminded of the bright future of adaptive sports. The team remains committed to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and breaking down barriers, knowing that they have the unwavering support of their fans every step of the way.
While the championship trophy remained just out of reach this time, the New Orleans Saints Wheelchair Football Team will continue to fight, compete, and inspire. The team extends its heartfelt gratitude to the Saints fans who are the heart and soul of their journey. Together, they are an unstoppable force, embodying the spirit of #WhoDat, #AdaptiveSports, #SaintsWheelchairFootball, and #CompeteWithHeart.
Find our more information on how to get involved in Louisiana: https://smclf.org/