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Annual Wheelchair Games and Spinal Cord Injury Expo

Date:
Sat, September 21, 2019
Time:
8:30 am

The Wheelchair Games and Spinal Cord Injury Sports and Vendor Expo will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019. 

For decades wheelchair athletes of all ages from the tri-state area and beyond have headed to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital to participate in the annual Wheelchair Games. This year marks the 40th annual Wheelchair Games! Specially featured at this year's event will also be the Spinal Cord Injury Sports and Vendor Expo in honor of Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month.  

That day, Burke’s campus will transform 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.

In addition to the athletic events, help us celebrate Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month by attending the SCI Sports and Vendor Expo! The expo will include vendor presentations on topics such as adaptive equipment, new technologies, services and products relevant to life after SCI. Join us in the afternoon for adaptive sports and interactive product demonstrations. Hope to see you there! For more information on the SCI expo, email Kaitlynn Hammerton at khammerton@burke.org.

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 older, and the senior Masters division at age 60 and over. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. there will be field, table tennis, a slalom (obstacle) course. A basketball free throw competition will also take place in the morning. Track events start at 1:30 p.m. Morning event winners will be awarded during lunchtime, track event winners will be awarded after all track races have been completed.

The day will include lots of fun for families too! There will be musical entertainment all day as well as silent auctions and chance raffles. Volunteer opportunities are available; please click here to download the volunteer form.

DOWNLOAD A WHEELCHAIR GAMES REGISTRATION PACKET 

Please call (914) 597-2850 if you have any questions about the Games. If you have questions about classification and/or the athletic events, please contact Ralph Armento, meet director, at ralph461@msn.com or at (732) 266-2634.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the Wheelchair Games and Spinal Cord Injury Sports and Vendor Expo, contact Sarah Caro at scaro@burke.org or (914) 597-2846. Click here to download the sponsorship and vendor packet.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
785 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605

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