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The Wheelchair Games Are Fast Approaching

Published September 8, 2017

The 38th Annual Wheelchair Games are just around the corner. On September 23, join us on this special day that personifies camaraderie and community spirit. Burke’s Wheelchair Games provide competitors of varying ability levels with an opportunity to showcase abilities in a variety of track, field, basketball and table tennis events. One of the first events of its kind when introduced almost four decades ago, the Games have become a favorite tradition for both wheelchair athletes and the Westchester community.

The Wheelchair Games competitive categories include a Futures Division (six and under), a separate Junior Division, Adult and separate Masters levels at age 35 and older, age 50 and over, and the senior Masters division at age 60 and over. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. there will be field, table tennis, and a slalom (obstacle) course. Track events start at 1:30 p.m.

The Games are not only fun for the athletes competing, but for friends and families too. In addition to watching the exciting sports competitions, the Wheelchair Games will feature carnival games, musical entertainment and raffles. The Wheelchair Games is the largest volunteer event on Burke’s campus every year. If you are interested in volunteering at this fun event, please call (914) 597-2850. If you would like to sponsor a wheelchair athlete for the Games, please call (914) 597-2847. For more information, visit www.burke.org/community.

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