Each year, the Burke Rehabilitation Center 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 games will be held on the Burke campus at 785 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains.
To register, download the 2012 Wheelchair Games Application.
The cost per athlete is $20 if registration is received before Sept. 1 and $25 thereafter. The event is free for spectators.
The 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 become part of this unique and worthwhile event, please download the volunteer form.
For additional information, visit the Wheelchair Games page.