WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- It's one of the biggest dates on the calendar for wheelchair athletes.
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is hosting its 38th annual Wheelchair Games on Saturday, Sept. 23 at its campus at 785 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains beginning at 9 a.m.
Events include track and field, basketball and table tennis.
“At the Wheelchair Games we offer an inclusive, supportive atmosphere that encourages participants of all ability levels to compete and have fun while boosting their self-confidence,” said Jeffrey Menkes, president & CEO of Burke. “This annual event is an inspiring, uplifting experience not just for the athletes, but for friends, family, and other members of the community who come to cheer them on.”
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+. Morning event winners will be awarded during lunchtime and track event winners will be awarded after all races have been completed.
“While the Wheelchair Games are a competition, everyone truly comes away feeling like a winner," said Dr. Richard Sgaglio, vice president at Burke. "By demonstrating their resilience and endurance, all the athletes benefit greatly, as well as those of us who are motivated by their determination.”
Admission is free for spectators. The Wheelchair Games will feature carnival games, musical entertainment, and raffles.
For more information, click here or call 914-597-2850.
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