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Burke's 38th Annual Wheelchair Games is this Saturday!

September 19, 2017

Burke's 38th Annual Wheelchair Games is just days away! 

For more than three decades wheelchair athletes of all ages from the tri-state area and beyond have come to Burke to participate in the Wheelchair Games. 

For the day-long event, Burke’s campus is transformed into a unique forum for sportsmanship, camaraderie, and determination. The sporting event allows disabled persons to show their ability in a variety of track, field and table tennis events. Sports are known for their therapeutic benefits and the Wheelchair Games help athletes build strength, coordination, endurance and self-confidence, allowing those with physical impairments the ability to stay active and to enjoy the competition.

Beginning at 9:00 a.m. there will be field, table tennis, a slalom (obstacle) course--and new this year. Track events start at 1:30 p.m.

In addition to the athlete events, the Games feature lots of fun for families too! There will be musical entertainment all day as well as silent auctions and chance raffles.

For more information, or if you're interested in volunteering, click here

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