The 16th Annual Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament took place at Victory Field in Queens NY on September 23rd and 24th, 2016. 3 Wheelchair Softball Teams sponsored by Major League Baseball franchises competed. The New England Rolling Red Sox, New York Mets and New York Yankees fought for the coveted "Kelly Cup", named after Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association and United Spinal Association’s' former Executive Director, Jerry Kelly.
After playing 6 games over two days, the New York Mets beat the New England Rolling Red Sox to win the 16th Annual Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament.
On behalf of the players, coaches and Wheelchair Sports Federation, we'd like to thank the NYC Parks Department, All-American Deli, Bussani Mobility, NY Mets, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Major League Baseball for their continued support. Without their help, we could not have a premiere Wheelchair Softball Tournament in the Northeast and one of the better events for Adaptive Sports in the United States.
2016 Final Results:
1st Place – New York Mets
2nd Place – New England Rolling Red Sox
3rd Place - New York Yankees
2016 All-Tournament Team Awards
Sportsmanship – Karina Nicolakis – NY Yankees
Best Rookie – Alejandro Tavarez – NY Mets
Al Youakim Spirit Award - Michael LamberT
We look forward to being back at Citi Field in September 2017.