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16th Annual Wheelchair Games to take place May 17

TYLER, May 2, 2014--The 16th Annual East Texas Wheelchair Games will be held Saturday, May 17, from noon to 4 p.m., at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium.

The Wheelchair Games are a friendly competition in track and field events for those using manual and electric wheelchairs. The games are open to boys and girls, men and women, ages 12 to adult.

The races are as follows: those in manual chairs may compete in the 50-meter, 100-meter, 200-meter, and 400-meter dash, shot put, discus, team 200-meter (4 x 50) relay, bowling and hand-cycling. Those in electric wheelchairs may compete in the 50-meter dash, 200-meter dash, wheelchair rally, as well as the club throw and archery.

An award presentation and refreshments will be provided following the games. There is no fee to participate. For more information please call John Mitchell, president of Wheelers and Walkers Association, at 903-566-0937 or the Glass Recreation Center at 903-595-7271.

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