2008-04-30 / Sports

Wheelchair Basketball Clinic to be Held In Jackson Heights


Wheelchair Basketball Clinic Held In Jackson Heights

On Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bulova Park, 25th Avenue at 77th Street in Jackson Heights, anyone with a mobility disability is invited to learn how to play wheelchair basketball. Wheelchairs specifically designed for basketball will be available for clinic participants.

Coaches and players representing nine different men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams from the New York City Metro area will provide instruction and encouragement.
This event is being held to celebrate 55 years of organized wheelchair basketball, and a new 32-inch, flat-screen television will be raffled off among clinic participants.

Sponsors of this event include the Jackson Heights-based United Spinal Association, Independence Care System, the city of New York Department of Parks & Recreation, the Wheeelchair Sports Federation and the Eastern Wheelchair Basketball Conference.

Anyone interested in participating can contact John Hamre by e-mail at jhamre@wheelchairsportsfederation.org, or call 917-519-2622.

For more than 60 years, the United Spinal Association, a non-profit organization, has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, post polio and ALS. In addition to playing a significant role in writing the Americans With Disabilities Act, the association has fought for veterans’ rights and for the rights of all individuals with disabilities.

For more information, visit www.unitedspinal.org or call 800-404-2898.

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