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3rd Annual Spinal Cord Injury Awareness 5K Print E-mail
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The 3rd Annual Spinal Cord Injury Awareness 5K was held at Prospect Park on Sunday May 22, 2016.  A little rain shower didn't dampen the spirits of more than 200 people who came out to run, walk and roll Prospect Park to support spinal cord injury awareness.  We had a fantastic turnout and lots of fun!  Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors:  Presenting Sponsor El Dorado Mobility and Gold Sponsor Avery Biomedical and the dedicated runners and rollers who set-up fundraising pages, we raised over $10,500 for our organizing non-profits.  For more information for to http://www.sciawareness5k.com/

   

 
Having some Scuba Fun! Print E-mail
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Sam Greenberg (above) just returned from a week long scuba diving trip in Bonaire in the Carribbean with friends.  In addition to scuba diving, Sam is a defenseman on the Wheelchair Sports Federation Sled Rangers junior team (www.wsfsledrangers.org).  Sam was certified to scuba dive with our good friends at Stay-Focused (www.stay-focused.org), which is a tremendous organization that teaches physically disabled teenagers to scuba dive in the Cayman Islands.  Keep blowing bubbles, Sam!

       

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2016 15:24
 
CUNY - Gateway to Gold Adaptive Sports Clinic Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

 

CUNY Athletic Conference hosted Gateway to Gold Experience event on Sunday April 17, 2016 from 9 am to 4 pm at Queens College.  Over 50 athletes participated in Adaptive Sports and are on their way to the next steps in athlete development. Athlete development consists of training, coaching, competition structure and classification opportunities. To help empower those in that process, here are some of the resources that were on display at the Gateway to Gold event.

To learn more about athlete development and its pathways, please see the American Development Model for Paralympic Sport at the following direct link: http://www.teamusa.org/us-paralympics/community/american-development-model

 

Cited resources:

·         Paralympic Sport Club finder (aka Find a Club) – Searchable by state and provides contact information for clubs: http://findaclub.usparalympics.org/

·         U.S. Paralympics sports page – Great area of information on all Paralympic sports, events calendars by sport or what national organization to connect with: http://www.teamusa.org/us-paralympics/sports

·         What is classification? – Click on the following link to learn more: http://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/athlete-classifications/how-are-athletes-classified/

·         Paralympic Sport Coaching Guide – Great resource listing each Paralympic sport with fact sheets and guidance: http://www.teamusa.org/us-paralympics/sports/coaching-guide

 

The first step is to get involved in an area program to develop and learn skills. Local and regional program connections (click on each program name for website):

·         CUNY Athletic Conference

o   Mike Sporton;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

·         NYC Parks and Recreation Adaptive Sports

o   Chris Noel;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

·         Wheelchair Sports Federation

o   John Hamre;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

·         Row New York

o   Matt Logue;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

·         Garden Empire Volleyball Association

o   Bob Baker;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

·         North Jersey Navigators

o   Jimmy Cuevas;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

·         Children’s Lightning Wheels

o   Trisha Yurochko;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Local and regional competitions:

·         2016 Tri-State Regional Games, May 27 -29thhttp://www.tswaa.com/34th_annual_tristate_wheelchair.htm

 

National and International Paralympic Committee sanctioned competitions:

·         Desert Challenge (Mesa, AZ): http://www.desertchallengegames.com/

·         Great Lakes Regional Games (Chicago, IL): http://www.glasa.org/special-events/great-lakes-regional-games/

·         2016 Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals (Madison, WI): http://www.juniornationals2016.com/

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 April 2016 02:56
 
Jr Nets at Wheelchair Basketball Nationals (KY) Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

 

The Jr Nets went into the Junior Division of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association Championships ranked 16th in the nation. They won one and lost three games in Lexington KY and finished the season ranked 15th. They matched up against some tough teams at Nationals and look forward to the chance to go back in 2017, stronger and better prepared. Thanks to the Brooklyn Nets and Wheelchair Sports Federation, these athletes will continue practice and play the great sport of Wheelchair Basketball.  For more info about NWBA Nationals, go to http://www.nwba.org/

 

 

Last Updated on Friday, 15 April 2016 19:40
 
NY Knicks v Canada Wheelchair Basketball Exhibition Print E-mail
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The NYC Parks sponsored and hosted the former NWBA National Champions NY Rollin' Knicks  and the Canadian National Team for Wheelchair Basketball exhibition games in the Bronx and Queens NY.  The first exhibition game was played on Friday, March 25, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the West Bronx Recreation Center in Bronx NY.  The next day, Saturday, March 26, 2016, 2 games were played and a kids clinic was held from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Al Oerter Recreation Center in Queens NY.  Both teams played 3 very competitive games with the NY Rollin' Knicks winning the first two games and the Canadian Team taking the last game.
 
 
Next up for the the Knicks is a trip to Lexington, KY to regain their National title and the Canadian National Team will be competing in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio Brazil this coming September. For more information about the 2016 Paralympic Games, go to https://www.paralympic.org/rio-2016
For more information about New York City Parks, go to nyc.gov/parks
 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 March 2016 04:33
 
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