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Burke Rehab's Annual Wheelchair Games

Each year, The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital hosts its Wheelchair Games, bringing wheelchair athletes to this very special competition. Burke’s Wheelchair Games gives those with physical impairments an opportunity to stay fit, enjoy sports, and compete. Wheelchair athletes participate in separate divisions for Futures (six years of age and younger), Juniors (ages seven through 21) and Adults. The variety of events includes table tennis, a slalom obstacle course, javelin, shot put, discus, club throw, softball throw, and 60, 100, 400, 800 and 1,500-meter races.


The 2014 Wheelchair Games will take place on September 20, 2014

The competitive categories for the Burkle wheelchair games include a Futures Division (six and under), a separate Junior Divisions and an Adult/Master Division. Beginning at 9 a.m. there will be field, table tennis, a slalom (obstacle) course. Track events start at 1:30 p.m.

Entries received by Sept. 2 are entitled to a $5 discount on the regular registration fee of $25. Financial assistance also is available for those who cannot afford the registration fee as Burke encourages all athletes to participate in this event, regardless of their ability to pay. The registration fee also includes an event t-shirt, lunch and a goody bag.

Please call the Wheelchair Games Hotline at (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 ralph461@msn.com or (732) 422-9094. We look forward to seeing you at the games.

Click here to download an informational packet, including a registration form.


Become a Wheelchair Games Volunteer

The annual Wheelchair Games is produced entirely by volunteers, including Burke employees and people from the community. These volunteers come from civic groups, schools, religious organizations and other associations. The success of the Wheelchair Games would not be possible without the help of volunteers. 

If you would like to volunteer at this worthwhile event, please complete the volunteer registration form and return it by Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 to Michael Ragnetti, via fax at (914) 798-4183.

All volunteers receive a free t-shirt and lunch. Children volunteers must be 12 years old or older.

For more information please call the Wheelchair Games hotline at (914) 597-2850.

2014 Wheelchair Games Sponsors



    Community Wellness

Air Engineering Filters

All Weld Products Corp.

Asbestos Corporation of America

Audiology Associates of Westchester

Bernadette Kingham-Bez and Steve Bez

Buck Consultants

Bussani Mobility

Community Paving Corp.

Eagle Capital Management, LLC

Electrolock Inc.

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in Westchester

Home Medical Equipment

Hutch Metro Center

Image Works, Inc.

Interlaken Inn

ISE Office Plus

MEPS, LLC 

Mobile Steam Boiler Rental Corp.

O’Connor Davies, LLP

PIMCO

The Bristal Assisted Living Communities

The Finnegan Family

The K Group

Wheelchair Games Photo Gallery

Wheelchair Games Results - By Year