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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
International Representatives visit Bulova Nets Wheelchair Basketball Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   


Kelli Davis from SportsUnited, a Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State brought a group of international representatives through their Sport Visitors program. Sports Visitors – nominated by US Embassies overseas, selects athletes, managers and coaches to visit the U.S. for technical sports training, sports management, conflict resolution training and exposure to valuable US sports contacts. Community based sports and disability programs are still in their infancy in Africa and they look for the guidance of established programs like the Wheelchair Basketball Team - Bulova Nets based in Hackensack NJ can provide.  The Sport Visitors program has been known to have trailblazers as participants who have returned to conduct in-country clinics for youth with their newly learned skills.

On February 11, 2015, 15 basketball players and 5 coaches from 5 different countries in Africa (4 Benin, 4 Cote d’ Ivoire, 4 Cameroon, 4 Benin and 4 from Burkina Faso) came to watch and participate in a Wheelchair Basketball practice in Hackensack NJ from 7 pm to 9:30 pm.

The group enjoyed the hospitality and experience of playing with the Bulova Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team.  Good luck on the trip home and we look forward to more Adaptive Sports in Africa.

NYSCA Donates to Help Adaptive Sports Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   
The Queens District of New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA) on Tuesday February 10, 2015, presented a check for $3,250.00 to the Wheelchair Sports Federation to support Adaptive Sports for people with disabilities. The gift was made possible by NYSCA district presidents of Queens, Staten Island and Nassau County NY.  Seen in the picture (left to right), Dr. Joseph Lezamiz, Vice President for NYSCA Queens District, Victor Calise, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities and Dr. Anthony Palumbo, President of NYSCA Queens District who practices in College Point, NY.  Thank you to all the help and support.
Rollin Red Sox Wheelchair Softball Team appreciate Donation Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   
James P. Kenney, CPA from Wolf & Company, P.C. presents a check for $2,000.00 to George Norton, and the New England Rollin' Red Sox Wheelchair Softball Team.  Also pictured is Thomas J. Kenney, the volunteer coach of the Rollin' Red Sox.  Mr. Kenney is one of the owners of Wolf & Company, one of the largest regional CPA and business consulting firms in Massachusetts. Wolf 's Foundation allows for employees to direct contributions in their name to charities of their choice as part of Wolf''s 'Years of Service Awards'. Mr. Kenney is a senior partner of Wolf & Company and has been employed at Wolf & Company for 35 years.
The Rollin' Red Sox is a Wheelchair Softball team that is based at the Brockton (MA) VA and has competed successfully in the Wheelchair Softball World Series since 2000. Tom Kenney, is a volunteer coach of the Rollin' Red Sox, as well as the Athletic Director for East Bridgewater and the former AD for Brockton.  Jim Kenney said " I am pleased to be able to make this donation to this special group of Adaptive Athletes that include Veterans, they are true American Heroes for all that they have sacrificed for their country. I am also quite proud of my Brother's participation. He truly enjoys coaching the Rollin' Red Sox!
Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2015 05:21
Althea Documentary - Fundraiser Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   


The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is proud to present, “Althea”, the story of Althea Gibson, the first African-American to ever compete (and win) at Wimbledon and Forest Hills. The documentary explores her story and struggles, both on and off the court.

When: Saturday, February 7 
Where: Indoor Training Center, USTA BJK NTC 
Parking: Lot B and D. 
Cost: $50 donation - Donate and Register Now 
Proceeds go directly to the Wheelchair Sports Federation to benefit the Jana Hunsaker Memorial ITF Wheelchair Tennis Tournament.

Fundraiser Event Details: 
1:30pm-2:00pm – Check In 
2:00pm-2:15pm – Meet and Greet opportunity with Director/Producer Rex Miller 
2:15pm-3:30pm – Private Screening of the Althea Gibson Documentary 
3:45pm-5:00pm – Reception including a Q & A with filmmaker Rex Miller 
4:00pm-5:00pm - Wheelchair Tennis Exhibition

Please note: Space is limited.

Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center - Flushing Meadow Corona Park, Flushing NY 11368

Call (718) 760-6200 with any questions. 



Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 19:35
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