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10th Annual Wheelchair Football Championship Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

   

At the 10th Annual Wheelchair Football Game between the NY Jets and NY Giants at Victory Field in Middle Village NY, the NY Giants were victorious by a score of 18 to 6 on Saturday October 21, 2017.  Thanks to all our sponsors and volunteers including the Wheelchair Sports Federation, New York Giants, New York Jets, All American Deli and the NYC Parks Department for making this event possible.

   

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 December 2017 04:30
 
23rd Annual Al Youakim Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

 

The 23rd Annual Al Youakim Wheelchair Basketball Tournament had 6 teams participating on Saturday October 28, 2017 and Sunday October 29, 2017 at the Hackensack (NJ) Middle School. They placed: 

1st Place - Nassau Kings

2nd Place - Bulova Nets

3rd Place – Brooklyn Nets

4th Place – New England Blazers

5th Place - Jr Nets

6th Place - Lady Liberty

 

     

Individual Awards went to the following:

Guard Division 2 Al Youakim All-Star –Emily Seelenfreund – Bulova Nets

Foward Division 2 Al Youakim All-Star – Bobby Kranz – Nassau Kings

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

Guard Division 3 Al Youakim All-Star – Carlos Ruiz – Brooklyn 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 MVP Award - Christopher St. Remy - Nassau Kings

Freddy Jones Sportsmanship Award – Caitlin Chasar – Lady Liberty

Al Youakim Spirit Award – Chris Youakim

 Denton Johnson Trailblazer Award - John Pugioti

   

Congratulations on another great Tournament and the Wheelchair Sports Federation would like to thank our wonderful volunteers, Bill Youakim and Chris Youakim.  We'll see you next November 2018 for the 24th Annual.

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 December 2017 04:22
 
17th Annual Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament (NY) Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

   

The 17th Annual Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament took place at Victory Field in Queens NY on Saturday September 23rd 2017.  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 5 games, the New York Yankees beat the New England Rolling Red Sox to win the 17th Annual Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament.

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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, especially Tom Brasuell and Curtis Pride 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

2017 Final Results:

1st Place – New York Yankees

2nd Place – New England Rolling Red Sox

3rd Place - New York Mets

 

We look forward to being back at Citi Field in September 2018.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 November 2017 04:32
 
2017 Matt Sapolin Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NYC) Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

 

Congratulations to the Champions of the 2017 Matt Sapolin Wheelchair Basketball Tournament in NYC, the Nassau Kings (DII) and Brooklyn Nets (DIII). Chris St. Remy (Nassau Kings) was named MVP of the DII bracket, while Felix Castillo (Brooklyn Nets) took home MVP honors of the DIII bracket. Check here for some awesome photos at https://www.facebook.com/SapolinTournament/

   

Thanks to NYC Go for their unwavering support of this annual tournament.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 November 2017 03:46
 
NY Yankees go to Wheelchair Softball World Series in TX Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

  

The NY Yankees Wheelchair Softball Team went to Arlington TX to participate in the 41st Annual World Series of Wheelchair Softball from August 22 to August 25, 2017.  The Team went on to take 8th place out of 19 teams competing for the National Championship.  The Nebraska Barons (NE) took the National Championship for Division 1, National Wheelcats (KY) won for Division 2 and the Shepherd Sluggers (GA) won for Division 3.  Thanks to our host the Texan Rangers Wheelchair Softball Team and the National Wheelchair Softball Associaton (wheelchairsoftball.org)

    

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 November 2017 03:17
 
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