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Burke Rehab 40th Annual Wheelchair Games
September 21, 2019
For four decades, wheelchair athletes of all ages from the tri-state area and beyond have headed to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital to participate in the annual Wheelchair Games.
That day, Burke’s campus is transformed into a unique forum for sportsmanship, camaraderie, and determination. The sporting event allows disabled persons to show their ability in a variety of track, field and table tennis events. Sports are known for their therapeutic benefits and the Wheelchair Games help athletes build strength, coordination, endurance and self-confidence, allowing those with physical impairments the ability to stay active and to enjoy the competition.
The Wheelchair Games competitive categories include a Futures Division (six and under), a separate Junior Division, Adult and separate Masters levels at age 35 and older, age 50 and older, and the senior Masters division at age 60 and over. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. there will be field, table tennis, a slalom (obstacle) course. Track events start at 1:30 p.m.
For more information, visit https://www.burke.org/community/special-events-programs/wheelchair-games.
Please call (914) 597-2850 if you have any questions about the Games. If you have questions about classification and/or the athletic events, please contact Ralph Armento, meet director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (732) 266-2634.