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Summer Adaptive Sports at Burke

July 7, 2015

DSC00639Interested in trying out an adaptive sport? Burke is the place to do it this summer. We encourage people of all abilities to take part in physical activities such as sports and exercise. Through our Therapeutic Recreation department, Burke offers several adaptive sports and fitness programs. These sports can be played by persons with a disability, including physical and intellectual disabilities. Here are a few programs being offered this summer:

Wheelchair Table Tennis
Drop-in training/practice every Saturday from 2-6 pm. The required registration form can be completed at the practice–no experience necessary and all ages and abilities are welcome. Practice takes place at the Wheelchair Sports Center Gym on the main Burke campus in White Plains. To learn more, click here.

Adaptive Water Skiing
Upcoming Clinics: Thursday, July 16 and Thursday, August 6. The clinic is in partnership with Leaps of Faith Adaptive Skiers (LOF) in Sandy Hook, CT. No experience is necessary to participate and all ages and abilities are welcome. Clinics are free, with all equipment, training and lunch provided. Pre-registration is required with a refundable $25 deposit. Please call or email Alexandra Oudheusden, Director of Therapeutic Recreation at 914-597-2248 or To learn more, click here.

Hand Cycling
Upcoming Clinics for Adults: Thursdays: July 9, August 13 and September 10. The clinics take place on Burke’s main campus in White Plains. Please email or call Alexandra at 914-597-2248 or for information and to register. To learn more, click here.

Please note: all opportunities require pre-registration. Financial assistance for participation is available upon request.

In addition to these programs, Burke also offers adaptive yoga and adaptive tai chi as well as specific events, such as an adaptive golf clinic, throughout the year. Click here to learn more.

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