We wanted to share a few tidbits with you from the Bussani Mobility March 13th New York Mobility Club meeting, which was all about Adaptive Sports.
Tony Fitzgerald (a paralympian and 3-sport athlete who currently plays for the NY rangers and Long Island Roughriders sled hockey teams) shared his insights into how sports can have a curative effect. He said: “Wheelchair sports are not just sports, they’re therapy. Everybody can find a sport that they can customize, adapt, or improvise. You can do amazing things.”
In taking questions from the group, he got into the nitty gritty of how things work. One participant said he doesn’t have the hand strength to grip a hockey stick. And Tony responded, “You don’t need it. You’d be amazed at what a little duct tape can [...]
We’ll be covering two great topics at our March 13th New York Mobility Club meeting: All About Adaptive Sports & How to Work with ACCES-VR. And there’s a big sports giveaway. See you in Smithtown! Click on the image for details.
It’s time to take your friends and family out to the ballgame! The Wheelchair Sports Federation and the NY Aviators will be playing at Bulova Park on Thursday, June 28 (5:30-8:30pm). Bring your glove because everyone will get a chance to play.
Bulova Park is on 25 Ave. bet. 76 St. and 77 St., East Elmhust, Queens. Parking is available behind the Bulova Building. Click HERE for directions. For more information, call Dan Tratt at 914-471-7874.
The Wheelchair Sports Federation is a national non-profit organization that provides opportunities for people with physical disabilities and wheelchair-bound adults and youth to play sports recreationally and competitively. Some adaptive sports (like Wheelchair Basketball) have been around since post-WWII, but others (like Wheelchair Football) are relatively new to the adaptive athletic population. The Wheelchair Sports Federation is one of the first organizations to provide adaptive athletes with the opportunity to participate in a variety of adaptive sports.