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Americans with Disabilities Act - 25th Anniversary in NYC Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

On July 26, 2015 the United States of America will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This act has provided equal access for the over 800,000 people with disabilities living in NYC and the millions around our country. Our Administration holds the values of the ADA very close and continues to fight the inequalities that exist in our city.


During the entire month of July the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) will be celebrating the ADA with many events throughout the city, which include but are not limited to:

-        July 1st- A Museum exhibit at the Brooklyn Historical Society- “Disability Rights in New York City- The Moments that Define the Movement”

-        July 12th – The Inaugural Disability Pride Parade that will march from Madison Square Park to Union Square Park- The Grand Marshall will be the Architect of the ADA- Senator Tom Harkin

-        CUNY Lectures Series throughout the Five Boroughs that will touch on Disability and Employment, Disability and Civic Engagement, Disability and Women’s Health and more…

-        Disability Films and Adaptive Sports & Recreation Clinics at NYC Parks

-        DOT Transportation EXPO

-        Our Annual ADA Awards with Mayor de Blasio

-        And MUCH MORE!

-        Check out our video- ADA25NYC


Most agencies and non-profits are involved in the planning and implementation of these events and I thank you for all your assistance! For those that want to do more or are not involved please:

-        Plan and submit an ADA specific event here

-        MARCH WITH US and show your agencies Disability Pride- sign up here  

-        Follow us on Facebook and Twitter- @NYCDisabilities #ADA25NYC

-        Check out our ADA25NYC website

-        Post our ADA25NYC logo on your website- See attached

-        Invite us to any disability specific event or ribbon cutting that includes ADA

U.S. National Sled Team Shuts Out Italy, 7-0 Print E-mail
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Joshua Sweeny of Team USA takes a hit from Gregory Brian Alexis Leperdi of Team Italy."

By USAHockey.com

The U.S. National Sled Team earned its second consecutive shut out in the preliminary round of play at 2015 International Paralympic Committee Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships with a 7-0 victory over Italy this afternoon as the HARBORCENTER. In Team USA's final contest of the preliminary round 11 different players contributed at least one point to the final score, including Brody Roybal (Northlake, Ill.) and Chris Douglas (Saint Cloud, Fla.) each tallying three assists.

"Today's effort was a confidence builder for us," said Jeff Sauer, head coach of the 2015 U.S. National Sled Team. "We're moving the puck well and scoring goals, which is a real positive as we head into the semifinals on Friday.


Nikkos Landeros of Team USA handles the puck against Team Italy.

"In the opening period, Team USA controlled the play, outshootinh Italy 14-0.  With less than two minutes to play in the period, Roybal fed Declan Farmer (Tampla, FL), who has stationed right in front of the Italy net, and Farmer rifled a power-power marker top-shelf for the 1-0 lead.

The U.S. continued to control play in the second period and 2:47 into the frame, Josh Pauls(Green Brook, N.J.) fired the puck past Italy goaltender Santino Stillitano to give Team USA the 2-0 lead. Farmer collected his second goal of the night just 1:13 later for the third U.S. goal of the game and final marker of the middle period.

Team USA picked another early-period goal just :35 into the final frame when Josh Misiewicz (La Grange, Ill.) tallied his second goal of the tournament to put the U.S. up 4-0. In the final five minutes of play, Kevin McKee (Chicago, Ill.), Paul Schaus (Buffalo, N.Y.) and Adam Page(Lancaster, N.Y.) each picked up a goal for the 7-0 final score.

The U.S. National Sled Hockey Team will face the second-place finisher in Group A on Friday (May 1) at 8 p.m. ET. The game will be streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra and will be aired on a same-day delay at approximately 10:30 p.m. ET following the network's NHL Stanley Cup playoff coverage.

Notes: Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.) was named U.S. Player of the Game ... The U.S. outshot Italy, 44-4 ... Adam Page (Lancaster, N.Y.) leads the U.S. in tournament points with seven (4-3) ... Brody Roybal (Northlake, Ill.) has a point in every U.S. game this season ... For tournament information, visit 2015sledworlds.com. For live updates, follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter and join the conversation on social media by using #Buffalo2015 ... Dan Brennan, director of sled and inline national teams for USA Hockey, is serving as the general manager. Jeff Sauer (Madison, Wis.) is serving as head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team for the fourth season ... Additional staff members include team physician Mike Uihlein (Grafton, Wis.), athletic trainer Mike Cortese (Boynton Beach, Fla.) and equipment manager Joel Isaacson (Houghton, Mich.).

 Originally posted by USA Hockey. All rights reserved

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015 17:14
NY Fury take 9th Place at Nationals Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

The NY Fury were in Louisville,KY for the NWBA Wheelchair National Basketball Championships from April 16th to 19th, 2015.  The played there way to a 9th place finish in the Junior Varsity Division for all of the United States.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 18:08
Jr Nets Finish in 7th Place at Nationals Print E-mail
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The Brooklyn/Jersey Jr Nets were in Louisville,KY for the NWBA Wheelchair National Basketball Championships from April 16th to 19th, 2015.  The played competitively and came away with a 7th place finish in the Junior Varsity Division for all of the United States.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 18:05
Wheelchair Basketball Players in NYC Come out and Play Print E-mail
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Wheelchair Sports Federation and NYC Parks & Recreation hosted the local Wheelchair Basketball Teams in the New York City and New Jersey areas on Tuesday February 10th, 2015 at the Al Oerter Recreation Center in Flushing Meadow Corona Park from 8 pm to 9:30 pm.  While the National Wheelchair Basketball Association All-Stars were traveling to NYC to play in the 17th Annual MBA/NWBA All-Star Wheelchair Classic in Brooklyn, NY, the area Adaptive athletes got together to show off their skills.  
Representatives from the National Champion New York Rollin' Knicks, Bulova Nets, Brooklyn Nets, Nassau Kings Adult Wheelchair Basketball Teams competed as well as representatives from the two local Junior Wheelchair Basketball Teams, the New York Fury and Jr Brooklyn Nets.
These teams are part of the Eastern Wheelchair Basketball Conference (EWBC) and proudly continue the the 65 year legacy of Wheelchair Basketball that got its start with the help of returning World War II Veterans at the James J Peters Bronx VA.  Our local Adaptive Athletes look forward to seeing the great players coming to NYC for All-Star Weekend 2015.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 02:26
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