Saturday, September 22nd proved to be a nearly perfect day for athletes in White Plains as the Burke campus transformed into a competitive forum for the 39th Annual Wheelchair Games. Athletes from all over the tristate area and beyond came to compete in field, table tennis, slalom, basketball and track events.
Here are a few images from the games:
The following athletes took home awards at this year's games:
Best novice (male): William Zhumi
Best Junior (male): Majiting "Kiko" Mina
Best Junior (female): Katie Brennan
Best Adult (male): Martin Reyna
Best Adult (female): Caitlin Goerlich
Best Master (female): Vernita Paige
Best Senior Master (male): Jessie Phillips
Best Field Athlete (male): Roger Mutter
Best Field Athlete (female): Katie Brennan
Best Table Tennis Athlete (male): Jessie Phillips
Best Table Tennis Athlete (female): Caitlin Goerlich
Best Slalom Athlete (male): Peter Rossiter
Best Slalom Athlete (female): Helen Newman
The Maureen Ryan-Carr Spirit Award was given to Jonathan Lay. Congratulations to all of the athletes who participated!
Burke would also like to thank all of the volunteers who donated their time and the following sponsors who helped make the 2018 Wheelchair Games possible:
Slalom:The Bristal Assisted Living; PepsiCo EnAble; The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; Sodexo.
Back on Track: Apple Bank; Audiology Associates of Westchester, LLC; Barnum Financial Group; Hurlburt Foundation; Phoenix Contracting Corp.; Premiere Flooring Systems; R. Argento and Sons; dl Flow Tech.
Wheel Winner: ACA Environmental Services; Allcare Orthotic and Prosthetic Services; Bussani Mobility; Carey and Walsh Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.; Electrolock; Energy Management of Facilities, Inc.; Michael Maglaras & Company; RTR Financial Services; The Grove at Valhalla; HealthyFit for Women; Healthcare Management Solutions, LLC; Lanera Decorating; Lothrop Associates, LLP Architects; Vitolite Electric Sales Company; White Plains Hospital.
Sneaker: Aon Risk Solutions; Electronic Drives and Controls; Friends of the White Plains Youth Bureau; Home Medical Equipment; Interlaken Inn; JD Sullivan Building Corp.; Mobile Steam Boiler Rental Corp.; O'Connor, McGuinness, Conte, Doyle, Oleson, Watson & Loftus, LLP; Genesis Ambulette, Inc.; M-E Engineers.