BCYF White Stadium Sports Center to Offer New Wheelchair Sports Week August 12-15
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For Immediate Release
July 25, 2014
Released By:
Boston Centers for Youth & Families
For More Information Contact:
Sandy Holden
Sandy.Holden@cityofboston.gov

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) and Adaptive Sports New England are teaming up to offer a new Wheelchair Sports Week at the BCYF White Stadium Sports Center.  The Wheelchair Sports Week will run from Tuesday, August 12 through Friday, August 15 at White Stadium in Franklin Park in Jamaica Plain.

The Wheelchair Sports Week will feature wheelchair basketball, wheelchair track & field, and other games.  Participating youth ages 7 to 14 should be able to push a manual wheelchair and participate in group games independently.  Youth who have lower limb prosthetics or who have lower body impairments -but who regularly walk- are welcome provided they can push a manual wheelchair.  Some sport wheelchairs will be available for youth who do not bring their own.  Siblings and friends are welcome.  

The BCYF White Stadium Sports Center is one of three free weekday Sports Centers offered by BCYF.  The Sports Centers are available to youth ages 7 to 14 and run throughout the summer from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Youth are invited to attend one of these sports camps to try out a new sport or improve on their existing skills and most of all, have fun while being active!  Activities offered differ slightly by location but may include: baseball/softball, tennis, basketball, football, golf and soccer as well as a variety of non-sports recreational activities.  The White Stadium Sports Center also offers an academic enrichment program every Monday.  Information and an application for the Sports Centers can be found on the Recreation Page of the BCYF website, www.cityofboston.gov/bcyf.  To register for the Wheelchair Sports Week, download the White Stadium application, complete the information and check the “wheelchair sports” box at the top before returning it.

Adaptive Sports New England, Hospital for Special Care (CT), and other specialty partners will support BCYF with the Wheelchair Sports Week.  For more information about Wheelchair Sports Week, contact Larelle.Bryson@Boston.Gov or Joe Walsh of Adaptive Sports New England at joe.walsh@adaptivesportsne.org or 617-982-2763.

The White Stadium Sports Center is part of BCYF’s extensive summer menu which includes free weekday drop-in programs at 10 locations in Boston called “Summer Fun Stops,” three free weekday sports centers, 50 summer day camps and programs at the centers, 20 recreation programs and tournaments including the renowned Boston Neighborhood Basketball League, youth employment, teen and girls programs and many special events.  Info: http://www.cityofboston.gov/BCYF/programs/Summer.asp.

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