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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
Adaptive Boccie Clinic in New York City Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   



On September 16, 2017, the NYC Parks and Wheelchair Sports Federation hosted an Adaptive Boccie Clinic.  10 Adaptive Athletes met on that warm Saturday morning and played on an accessible Boccie Court in Marine Park in Brooklyn.  All the athletes learned how to play the age old game of Boccie and experienced the unique community that plays the sport throughout NYC on a daily basis.  For more information about the accessible Boccie Court go to https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/marine-park 





Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 October 2017 15:20
Junior Nationals and International Track & Field Championships Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   


North Jersey Navigators Update: I would like to inform you that the Navigators’ performance at the 2017 Junior Nationals Championships in Wisconsin was outstanding!!.  We brought 18 athletes to the Junior Nationals Championships and the team netted a record of 179 medals (122 Gold, 39 Silver, and 18 Bronze).  We set several new national records and once again we placed first in the Large Team category.  This is the result of all our hard work; dedication and commitment to the North Jersey Navigators Paralympic Sport Program.  


In addition, two of our junior elite athletes, Miguel Jimenez-Vergara and Norris Foster, were selected as members of the Junior USA Paralympic Team that participated last week at the 2017 IPC Athletics Junior World Championships in Switzerland.  Miguel won 3 medals (2 Gold and 1 Silver) and Norris had an outstanding performance setting a new Americas Paralympic Record in the 100 meters for the T34 class.   Also one of our elite athletes and 2016 Paralympic Gold medalist, Gianfranco Iannotta, was selected as a member of the USA Paralympic Team that participated at the IPC Athletics World Championships in London last July.  Gianfranco won a Bronze medal in the 100 meters for the T52 class and he is currently ranked #2 in the world in the 100 meters.  The Navigators coaching staff is extremely pleased with the way our team members continue to improve and excel in Paralympic sports and we are very proud of our accomplishments competing at National and International levels. 

Visit our Facebook page for additional photos – https://www.facebook.com/northjersey.navigators


Thank you very much for your continued support!


Best regards,

Jimmy Cuevas

North Jersey Navigators Paralympic Sport Club

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 13:21
17th Annual Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tennis Tournament Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   


Over 50 wheelchair tennis players participated in the 17th Annual Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tennis Tournament at the Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center in Queens, NY from Thursday June 8th to Sunday June 12th, 2016.  The list of all the winners is as follows:

Men’s A Singles Finalist & Doubles Winner - Patrick Donaghey

Men’s A Singles Winner & Doubles Winner - Kevin Green

Men’s A Consolation Winner - Cristobal Rivera


Men’s B Singles Winner & Doubles Winner - Jude Uwaize

Men's B Singles Finalist - Edy Lopez

Men's B Consolation Winner - Brian Davis

Men’s B Doubles Winner & Men's C Singles Finalist - Mende Wilson Vershima


Men’s C Singles Winner - Christopher St Remy

Men’s C Singles Finalist & Doubles Winner - Troy Weise

Men’s C Doubles Winner - Melissa Hoffman


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

Men’s D Singles Finalist - Maximus Wong

Men’s D Doubles Winner - Karina Nikolakis


George McFadden Award - Hide Tanaka 

Al Youakim Spirit Award - Eric Adler 


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, Coca-Cola, All-American Bagel, NYC Parks and the Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center.  

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 October 2017 14:50
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