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Hundreds Participate In Wheelchair Games At Burke In White Plains

A wheelchair basketball game was one of the events.
A wheelchair basketball game was one of the events. Photo Credit: Contributed
The all-day event gave those with physical impairments an opportunity to stay fit, enjoy sports and compete.
The all-day event gave those with physical impairments an opportunity to stay fit, enjoy sports and compete. Photo Credit: Contributed

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Hundreds of athletes, volunteers and community members gathered Saturday at the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital's White Plains campus for its 36th Annual Wheelchair Games.

The all-day event gave those with physical impairments an opportunity to stay fit, enjoy sports and compete. Athletes from ages seven to 70 took part in field events such as javelin, shot put and discus and track events, including 60, 100, 400, 800 and 1,500-meter races. Also debuting this year was a midday wheelchair basketball clinic.

The event was organized by volunteers from Burke as well as the community, and they helped by directing traffic, manning the food tables and cheering on the athletes.

Spectators, athletes and volunteers alike enjoyed carnival games, cotton candy, a photo booth, face painting and a silent auction.

For more details, visit burke.org .

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