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Save the Date: Wheelchair Games Return to Burke on September 22

August 29, 2018

On September 22, 2018, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital will host the 39th annual Wheelchair Games for athletes of all ages and ability levels.  The event will be held on Burke’s beautiful White Plains campus, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing throughout the day.

The Wheelchair Games provide an opportunity for athletes with disabilities to showcase their skills and participate in friendly competition. This year’s Games will include a variety of track, field, table tennis and basketball events, as well as an obstacle course. Participants will be organized into divisions based on age and ability. 

The Wheelchair Games have become a community favorite in the near 40 years since the tradition started at Burke. The inclusive nature of the Games promises an afternoon of confidence building for athletes and inspiration for all those who come to support them.  

Field and table tennis events will begin at 9 a.m., followed by the basketball free throw competition at 11 a.m. and track events beginning at 1:30 p.m.  Awards for morning events will be presented during lunch and track awards will be presented at the end of the day.

Spectator admission is free and community members are encouraged to attend and cheer on the athletes. There will be live music performances throughout the day, as well as carnival games, silent auctions and chance raffles for families. 

For more information about the 39th Wheelchair Games, please call (914) 597-2850. Registration packet and volunteer forms available at https://www.burke.org/community/special-events-programs/wheelchair-games. For questions about classification and/or athletic events please contact Ralph Armento, Meet Director, at ralph461@msn.com or (732) 266-2634.

For sponsorship information, please call (914) 597-2846.

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