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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
 
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
 
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