Wheelchair Sports Federation President speaks to Columbia University Graduates Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   


The Wheelchair Sports Federation President, John Hamre, was the Keynote Speaker at the Convocation and Awards Ceremony for the Columbia University Doctor of Physical Theraphy graduates on Tuesday May 17, 2011.  "It was an honor and humbling experience to speak to the next generation of Physical Therapists before they embark on their careers", Mr. Hamre said.  He continued, "Many of the students, now graduates, have volunteered at Wheelchair Sports Federation events and we hope they learned first hand about the importance sports can be in a disabled person's life".


WSF would like to congratulate all of the Graduates of Columbia University's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.  We wish them the best and as Mr. Hamre said in his address, "We use the term PUSH HARD a lot when we deal with Wheelchair Sports but is also has another meaning that alludes to success.  If you are waiting for good things to just happen, you may be waiting a while.  PUSH HARD! Continue to push yourselves hard and your patients hard and I guarantee you that they will be grateful." 


Mr.Hamre also wanted to thank Victor Calise and Bill Hannigan for taking time out of their busy schedules to join the proceedings  And to the Columbia University's Doctor of Physical Therapy Faculty, Staff, Dr. Joel Stein, Dr Risa Granick, Julie Wilska and Brittney Ravettine for their gracious hospitality and $1,000 gift they made to support Adaptive Sports Programs. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2011 02:06