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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
 
Rutgers University - Wheelchair Basketball Exhibition Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

 

On Friday, October 13, 2017 the Wheelchair Sports Federation was invited to attend a fundraiser at Rutgers University in New Jersey. This event was designed to bring awareness to the many struggles and challenges that the disabled face on a daily basis and how they are overcome. The Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team provided extra wheelchairs and challenged both the faculty and students to a game of wheelchair basketball.
We would like to thank Nychey Michel Coordinator from the office of Disability Service and Paul (Director of Cook-Douglass Recreation Center), not only for their invitation and hospitality, but their generous donation as well.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 October 2017 01:42
 
Wheelchair Softball Clinic in NJ Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   
    
Wheelchair Sports Federation hosted a Wheelchair Softball Clinic for DAWN Center for Independent Living Family Fun Day in Denville NJ on Sunday, October 1, 2017.   All enjoyed the nice wetaher and some participated for the first time in the Adaptive Sport of Wheelchair Softball.
                                                          
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 October 2017 02:49
 
Adaptive Boccie Clinic in New York City Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

   

 

On September 16, 2017, the NYC Parks and Wheelchair Sports Federation hosted an Adaptive Boccie Clinic.  10 Adaptive Athletes met on that warm Saturday morning and played on an accessible Boccie Court in Marine Park in Brooklyn.  All the athletes learned how to play the age old game of Boccie and experienced the unique community that plays the sport throughout NYC on a daily basis.  For more information about the accessible Boccie Court go to https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/marine-park 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 October 2017 15:20
 
Junior Nationals and International Track & Field Championships Print E-mail
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North Jersey Navigators Update: I would like to inform you that the Navigators’ performance at the 2017 Junior Nationals Championships in Wisconsin was outstanding!!.  We brought 18 athletes to the Junior Nationals Championships and the team netted a record of 179 medals (122 Gold, 39 Silver, and 18 Bronze).  We set several new national records and once again we placed first in the Large Team category.  This is the result of all our hard work; dedication and commitment to the North Jersey Navigators Paralympic Sport Program.  

  

In addition, two of our junior elite athletes, Miguel Jimenez-Vergara and Norris Foster, were selected as members of the Junior USA Paralympic Team that participated last week at the 2017 IPC Athletics Junior World Championships in Switzerland.  Miguel won 3 medals (2 Gold and 1 Silver) and Norris had an outstanding performance setting a new Americas Paralympic Record in the 100 meters for the T34 class.   Also one of our elite athletes and 2016 Paralympic Gold medalist, Gianfranco Iannotta, was selected as a member of the USA Paralympic Team that participated at the IPC Athletics World Championships in London last July.  Gianfranco won a Bronze medal in the 100 meters for the T52 class and he is currently ranked #2 in the world in the 100 meters.  The Navigators coaching staff is extremely pleased with the way our team members continue to improve and excel in Paralympic sports and we are very proud of our accomplishments competing at National and International levels. 

Visit our Facebook page for additional photos – https://www.facebook.com/northjersey.navigators

 

Thank you very much for your continued support!

 

Best regards,

Jimmy Cuevas

North Jersey Navigators Paralympic Sport Club

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 13:21
 
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