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2010 Burke Wheelchair Games
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 BURKE REHABILITATION HOSPITAL TO CELEBRATE 31 YEARS

AS HOST OF WHEELCHAIR GAMES ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2010

The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital will host its annual Wheelchair Games Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will be held on Burke’s main campus, 785 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains.

The invitational permits disabled persons to excel physically in a variety of track, field and table tennis events. Known for therapeutic benefits, wheelchair sports also build strength, coordination, endurance and self-confidence.

More than 70 athletes are expected to compete. Participants are grouped into four classes according to age and ability - a future division for children ages six and younger; a junior division that covers ages seven through 21; the adult division for ages 22 to 39; and the master division for those over 40. Helmets are required for track and slalom events.

Field events include club, softball, javelin, shot put, and discus. Track includes 20, 40, 60, 100, 400, 800, and 1,500 meter races and the slalom, an obstacle course.

The $25 registration fee for athletes includes lunch. Admission is free for spectators and the general public. The Wheelchair Games also features entertainment, a silent auction, and raffles.

The Games will start promptly at 9 a.m. For information and registration, call the Burke Wheelchair Games 2010 hotline, (914) 597-2850, or visit www.burke.org.

Location : Burke Rehabilitation Hospital 785 Mamaroneck Ave White Plains, NY
Contact : (914) 597-2500
Contact: Sheila Feliton Huck (914) 597-2466

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