The threat of rain the day of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s 32 Annual Wheelchair games did not dampen the spirits of the more than fifty athletes from the tri-state area that competed in the Games. Athletes came from as near as White Plains and as far away as Texas to compete in the Games on September 24th 2011.
Kari Craddock was the recipient of the 2011 Maureen Ryan-Carr Award, given in memory of the late senior administrator in Burke’s human resources department to athletes who best represent Ms. Ryan-Carr’s love of the Games and spirit; and Michael John Harnett was the winner of the John Lombardi Sportsmanship Award, given annually by the Lombardi family in memory of the longtime wheelchair athlete and in recognition of an athlete’s notable determination.
Wheelchair Games 2011 trophy recipients and their categories are:
Outstanding Novice Male - Tyquan Wright
Outstanding Novice Female - Lizzatte Rosario
Outstanding Junior Male - Linas Pagano
Outstanding Junior Female - Leighton Heisey
Outstanding Adult Male - Daniel Huang
Outstanding Adult Female - Theresa Feighery
Outstanding Master Male - Penton Johnson
Outstanding Master Female - Lourdes Flores
Outstanding Grand Master Male - Bill Braun
Outstanding Grand Master Female - Jerry Braun
Outstanding Male in Slalom - Pedro Garcia
Outstanding Female in Slalom - Stephanie Marquez
Outstanding Male in Table Tennis - Byran Hsio
Outstanding Female in Table Tennis - Kara Maloney
Outstanding Male in Field - Griffen Kingkiner
Outstanding Female in Field - Leighton Heisey
We gratefully acknowledge our many supporters who contributed to the Games’ success including those who made significant contributions:
The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in the County of Westchester
Buck Consultants, Sodexo
Aon Corporation, Calgi Construction, Eagle Capital, Hulburt Foundation, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Jones Apparel Group, Main Street Connection, MCU Credit, Virtuit Systems, Julie Woogen.
Air Engineering Filters, Inc., Asbestos Corp., Pepsico, Phoenix Contracting, Mediserve, R. Argento & Sons, Inc., Toshiba Inc.
All Weld Products, Burke Hospital & Research Staffs, Community Paving Co., Premiere Flooring Inc.
Better Carting Service, Inc., Coastal Inspection Services, Commercial Kitchens, Irene Cohen DeLuca, Angelo DelGrande, Norman DiChiara Architects, Empire Gypsum, Keating Electric & Technologies, Inc., Marjam Building Supplies, Monograms of Distinction. Detective Robert Salerno, Joe & Sherry Salerno, and Ellen R. Watkins.
The Heels & Wheels 5K is an early-morning road race held in conjunction with the Burke Wheelchair Games. The event is open to all, enabling walkers, runners and wheelchair athletes to compete together in a fun race. For more information, call (914) 597-2578.