The Tampa Bay Strong Dogs are currently in action in their NWBL DIII National Championship run against Connecticut Spokebenders. The Spokebenders are currently ranked 21st nationally.
Other matches today include the Music City Lightning taking on the Shepherd Steelers, the Cleveland WC Cavaliers taking on the Columbus Wheelchair Club, the Los Angeles Hotwheels playing the Magee Spokesmen, the DFW Freewheelers playing the Cincinnati Royals, the Memphis Rollin Grizzles playing the Lafayette Spinners, MedStar NRH Punishers playing the Miami Valley Minutemen, and the Fayetteville Flyers playing the Detroit Diehards.
The Strong Dogs are a relatively new wheelchair basketball team. This season is their eighth one playing in DIII. In 2013, they finished second at the NWBA National Tournament. The club is the result of a number of organizations getting together to support local wheelchair basketball in Tampa, Florida including Paralympic Sport Tampa Bay, Hillsborough County Parks Recreation & Conservation Department, and the James A. Haley Veterans‘ Hospital’s Adaptive Sports Program.