An excited group of about 500 fans and supporters cheered on participants during the 2012 Burke Wheelchair Games in White Plains Saturday.
The annual event includes events like table tennis, a slalom obstacle course, shot put, discus, club throw, softball throw and 60, 100, 400, 800 and 1,500-meter races, according to the Burke Rehabilitation Center website.
The event gives people with physical impairments the oportunity for physical competition.
This year's winners came from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.Event Male Winner Female Winner Best Novice (Any Age) Daniel Rosenfeld (NY) Karissa Craddock (CT) Best Junior (Ages 6 - 22) Isaac Sullivan (NJ) Stephanie Marquez (CT) Best Adult (Ages 23-40) Mandeep Singh (NY) Shaleena Tomassini (NJ) Best Master (Ages 49-60) Joe Deweever (NY) Vernita Paige (NY) Best Senior Master (Ages 60+) Joseph Dowling (CT) Catherine Evins (NY) Best Field Athlete Joe Deweever (NY) N/A Best Table Tennis Athlete Stephan Bozydaj (NY) Caitlin Goerlich (NJ) Best Slalom Athlete Anthony Felix (NY) Helen Newman (CT) John Lombardi Memorial Award Anthony Felix (NY) N/A Maureen Ryan-Carr Award N/A Maggie Fusco (CT)
Results are according to Burke Rehabilitation Center