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Jr NBA Skills Challenge in NYC - Wheelchair Basketball Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

 

On Saturday February 23rd, 2019, the Wheelchair Sports Federation hosted a Jr NBA Skills Challenge at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale NY.  With the help of their Sports Management Club and the players from the Brooklyn Nets and Nassau Kings Wheelchair Basketball Teams, the juniors from the NY Fury competed against the clock to see who would have the highest score.  While being timed for one minute, the players had to dribble through cones and then make shots at designated spots for points.

  

 For the Under 11 years old category - Max Wong won with a total of 12 points. 

 For the Under 13 years old category - Sebastian Milan won with a total of 5 points

 

Congratulations to the winners and the other 5 who came out to compete and play.  They also had time to show the college students how to play with a little exhibition.  Next up for the winners is seeing if they qualify to compete in the National Championship Jr NBA Skills Challenge in NYC in July 2019.  Good luck to the NY Fury Wheelchair Basketball Team who will be competing in Chicago IL in March 2019 for the Junior Wheelchair Basketball National Championships too.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2019 21:08
 
NY Warriors Quad Rugby Tournament Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

 

The New York Warriors Quad Rugby team hosted a tournament at Stony Brook University on January 19-20, 2019.  Competing in the tournament were the Northern Virginia Mutiny, the Magee Eagles (Philadelphia), and the Connecticut Jammers. The Eagles took 3rd place, while the Mutiny defeated the host NY Warriors in the 1st place game. Winning awards for the weekend was MVP Armand Brunelle and mid-pointer George Casares from the NY Warriors.

   

Last Updated on Friday, 01 February 2019 16:11
 
11th Annual Wheelchair Football Championship Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

 

 

At the 11th Annual Wheelchair Football Game between the NY Jets and NY Giants at Diamond in the Pines in Brookhaven, NY, the NY Giants were victorious in Overtime by a score of 6 to 0 on Saturday November 17, 2018.  Thanks to all our sponsors and volunteers including the Wheelchair Sports Federation, New York Giants, New York Jets, All American Deli, the Town of Brookhaven NY and Edwin Lopez for making this event possible.

  

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 November 2018 17:39
 
24th Annual Al Youakim Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

       

The 24th Annual Al Youakim Wheelchair Basketball Tournament had 6 teams participating on Saturday October 27, 2018 and Sunday October 28, 2018 at the Hackensack (NJ) Middle School. They placed: 

Division 2 - 1st Place - Nassau Kings

Division 2 - 2nd Place - Celtics

Division 3 - 1st Place – Brooklyn Nets

Division 3 - 2nd Place – New England Blazers

AXIS and Bulova Nets also played.

   

 

Individual Awards went to the following:

Guard Division 2 Al Youakim All-Star –Alex Gomez – Nassau Kings

Foward Division 2 Al Youakim All-Star – Derrick Poole – Celtics

Power Forward Division 2 Al Youakim All-Star – William Borrero – Celtics

Guard Division 3 Al Youakim All-Star – Mark James – Bulova Nets

Forward Division 3 Al Youakim All-Star - Dan Keohane - New England Blazers

Power Forward Division 3 Al Youakim All-Star – Felix Castillo – Brooklyn Nets

   


Mike Lione Award (D2 MVP) - Christopher St. Remy - Nassau Kings

Denton Johnson Trailblazer Award (D3 MVP) - Chris Johnson - New England Blazers

Freddy Jones Sportsmanship Award – Quinn Murphy – Nassau Kings

Al Youakim Spirit Award – Rizza St. Louis

    

Congratulations on another great Tournament and the Wheelchair Sports Federation would like to thank our wonderful volunteers, Bill Youakim, Chris Youakim and Rizza St Louis.  We'll see you next November 2019 for the 25th Anniversary.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 October 2018 16:15
 
Tennis is for Everyone - Awareness and Fundraiser in NJ Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   
 
The inaugural Tennis is for Everyone awareness event was held on Saturday October 6, 2018 from 11 am to 1 pm in Oakland NJ.  Event organizer, Andrew Swanson and his family, spearheaded the event with local wheelchair tennis players doing an exhibition and having able-body players try out the Adaptive Sport of Wheelchair Tennis.
 
 
 
In attendance were volunteers from the Indian Trail Club, Bevinn Romaine, President and Tennis Directors Laurent Lafontant and Lucy Moure.  A great speech was also given by Jim Stroker, a motivational speaker who is a retired basketball coach and father of the first wheelchair actress on Broadway (Ali Stroker).
 
 
 
Thanks to all who came out to NJ and to Andrew Swanson and his family for their hard work and support of Wheelchair Tennis. 


 
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