16th Annual Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   


The 16th Annual Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament took place at Victory Field in Queens NY on September 23rd and 24th, 2016.  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 6 games over two days, the New York Mets beat the New England Rolling Red Sox to win the 16th Annual Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament.


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 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. 

2016 Final Results:

1st Place – New York Mets

2nd Place – New England Rolling Red Sox

3rd Place - New York Yankees

2016 All-Tournament Team Awards

Sportsmanship – Karina Nicolakis – NY Yankees

Best Rookie – Alejandro Tavarez – NY Mets

Al Youakim Spirit Award - Michael Lambert

We look forward to being back at Citi Field in September 2017.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 November 2017 03:48