Burke’s 37th Annual Wheelchair Games: Photos and Results

Published October 7, 2016

Nearly 60 athletes from throughout the tri-state area and as far away as Texas came together for Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s 37th Annual Wheelchair Games on September 24. The Wheelchair Games have become a tradition for wheelchair athletes of all ages and Burke is proud to continue to host it for more than three decades.

This year’s Wheelchair Games trophy recipients are:

Outstanding Novice Male - Aiden Nunes

Outstanding Novice Female - Ava McEntire

Outstanding Junior Male - Trent Clayton

Outstanding Junior Female - Stephanie Marque

Outstanding Adult Male - Ramon Rivera

Outstanding Adult Female - Caitlin Goerlich

Outstanding Master Male - Roger Mutter

Outstanding Master Female - Catherine Evins

Outstanding Field Male - DeBrandston Davidson

Outstanding Field Female - Stephanie Marquez

Best Slalom Male - Anthony Felix

Best Slalom Female -Catherine Evins

The 2016 Maureen Ryan-Carr Award, given in memory of the late Burke senior administrator Maureen Ryan-Carr and presented to the athlete who best represented the Games’ spirit, was bestowed upon Nicholas Daponte. The John Lombardi Sportsmanship Award, given in memory of the late wheelchair athlete John Lombardi and presented to the athlete who showed the most determination, was awarded to Joel Tapia.

Burke is grateful for all the athletes who took part in the Games, as well as our many supporters who made the event a great success. We also would like to thank our sponsors for their generosity: PepsiCo EnAble, The Bristal Assisted Living, Sodexo, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick’s of Westchester, Xerox Business Solutions, R. Argento & Sons, Inc, Vitolite Electric Sales Co, Inc., Arthur Gallagher & CO, Bioness, Eagle Capital Mgmt, Keating Electric & Technology.

Burke will host its 38th Wheelchair Games on Saturday, September 23, 2017. See you then!

Here are a few photos from the event—and you can see even more on our blog

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