WFCPC Supports 52nd Annual Tri-State Regional Wheelchair and Ambulatory Games
Promoting Social, Physical and Mental Health Through Sports
The Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center (WFCPC) at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is proud to be supporting the 52nd Annual Tri State Regional Wheelchair and Ambulatory Games on May 26th-28th, 2023 at Rahway River Park, NJ.
With a mission to improve the quality of life for people of all ages living with cerebral palsy, the WFCPC firmly believes in the power of sports and physical activities in enriching the social, physical and mental health of families living with cerebral palsy. We are delighted to have a partner in the Navigators Adaptive Sports Club, the hosts of the event, whose mission to inspire, motivate and help transform the lives of people living with disabilities closely aligns with the Center’s.
The Navigators are a New Jersey based volunteer-driven nonprofit that provides weekly, year around athletics training with athletes that have physical, visual and intellectual disabilities. Team members travel from neighboring states to train and compete together in swimming, track & field, power lifting and triathlons. The Navigators are a pipeline team for athletes that have gone on to earn medals in the Paralympics, win titles in world games, and hold local, national and world records. Most importantly, at their core, the team provides community, recreation and access to the rewards of physical fitness and sport for all of their team members ages 7 to 77.
The 52nd Annual Tri State Regional Wheelchair and Ambulatory Games is a multi-day event with nearly 100 athletes. It is the largest event of it’s kind in the Northeast with athletes from NJ, NY, PA, CT, MA, MN coming together to compete in track, field and archery. It is also a qualifying event for athletes of all ages to progress to Move United Nationals in Hoover, AL this summer. Two of the Navigators' storied Paralympians will be at the Tri State Games.
The Games is a platform to inspire and motivate the community. The Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center (WFCPC) looks forward to working together with the Navigators at the Tri State Regional Wheelchair and Ambulatory Games to transform the lives of people living with disabilities by expanding social development, promoting healthy lifestyle and building athlete confidence and ability through the challenge of adaptive sports training.
Feature article by the Team USA Paralympic Track & Field Division:
Navigators Adaptive Sports Club Is Sending Athletes From New Jersey To The World Stage