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Summer Streets in NYC Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

 

The New York City Department of Transportation held its 11th Annual Summer Streets in New York City on Saturdays August 4th, 11th and 18th from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. running along Park Avenue, Lafayette and Centre Streets from Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge. DOT once again hosted an expanded roster of fun and free activities along the route. “In its eleventh summer, Summer Streets will once again offer miles of fun, family-friendly and free activities, all in space that is blissfully free of cars and traffic,” said DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg. “This year’s Summer Streets activations will allow New Yorkers to see their streets in new and exciting ways. We encourage everyone to get out this year – and enjoy what has become over the last decade one of the great traditions of a New York summer.” Since 2008, the New York City Department of Transportation has presented Summer Streets along nearly seven miles of streets made accessible to the public for outdoor recreation – walking, running, cycling and playing, in addition to many free activities for all ages. Last year, 300,000 people attended Summer Streets, walking or biking along the event’s open, car-free streets.

 

Wheelchair Sports Federation hosted Wheelchair Basketball exhibitions each Saturday and was even visited by former NY Knick John Starks.

 

 
NY Yankees go to Wheelchair Softball World Series in Kansas Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

 

The NY Yankees Wheelchair Softball Team went to Kansas City, KS to participate in the 42nd Annual World Series of Wheelchair Softball from August 9 to August 11, 2018.  The Team went on to take 5th place in Division 2 with an overall 19 teams competing for the National Championship.  The Nebraska Barons (NE) took the National Championship for Division 1, RIC Cubs won for Division 2.  Thanks to our host the Kansas City Diamonds and Midwest Adaptive Sports (https://www.midwestadaptivesports.org/) and the National Wheelchair Softball Association (wheelchairsoftball.org).

 

 Dave Deas was awarded Best Class I in Division 2 and Errol Samuels won Rockie of the Year in Division 2.

  


Last Updated on Thursday, 23 August 2018 21:22
 
Wheelchair Lacrosse Clinic at Shootout for Soldiers Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

 

Wheelchair Lacrosse was on display at the Shootout for Soldiers on July 12, 2018 at 6 pm to 8 pm at the Town of Oyster Bay NY Field of Dreams.  It was a 24 hour Lacrosse Game that supports American Veterans and fosters community engagement.  For more information about the new Adaptive Sport of Wheelchair Lacrosse, please check out  http://www.wheelchairlacrosse.com/

  

  

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 August 2018 19:53
 
Wheelchair Basketball Clinic at Hostos Community College (CUNY) Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

 

There was a introduction to Wheelchair Basketball for CUNY Students at Hostos Community College in the Bronx, NY on Saturday August 11, 2018 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.  Run by Wheelchair Basketball standout Ryan Martin and with the help of Wheelchair Sports Federation over 25 students got to try Wheelchair Basketball and lay the foundation for future Adaptive Sports opportunities at CUNY.

 

 
18th Annual Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tennis Tournament Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

  

 

From Thursday June 7 to Sunday June 10, over 50 wheelchair tennis players participated in the 18th Annual Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tennis Tournament at the Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center in Queens, NY.  Here is a list of award recipients:

 

Men’s A Singles Winner & Doubles Finalist - Taylor Wingate
Men’s A Singles Finalist & Doubles Winner - Patrick Donaghey
Men’s A Singles Consolation Winner & Doubles Finalist - Nathan Melnyk

Men's A Doubles Winner - Kevin Green

 

 

 

Men’s B Singles Winner & Doubles Finalist - Billy Lehr

Men's B Singles & Doubles Finalist - Edy Lopez

Men's B Consolation Winner - Jack Beaulieu

Men’s B Doubles Winner - Michael Milano

Men’s B Doubles Winner - Chris St Remy


Men's C Singles Winner - Troy Weise

Men’s C Singles & Doubles Finalist - Andre Lambert
C Singles Consolation Winner - Karina Nicolakis
Men’s C Doubles Winner - Joe Mendez

Men’s C Doubles Winner - Johnny Tejada

Men’s C Doubles Finalist - John Roberts

 

 

 

Men’s D Singles Winner & Doubles Winner - Sasha Blair-Goldensohn

Men’s D Singles Finalist & Doubles Finalist - Ken Tahan

Men’s D Doubles Winner - Astrid Bonoan
Men’s D Doubles Finalist - Katherine Valdez
 
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18th Annual Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tennis Tournament
George McFadden Award
Salvatore Calabro 

18th Annual Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tennis Tournament
Al Youakim Spirit Award
Nathan Melnyk

All participants competed at the highest level and enjoyed playing at one of the best Tennis Facilities in the World.  Thanks to our sponsors for making it possible, USTA, All-American Bagel, NYC Parks and the Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 July 2018 17:07
 
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