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Basketball

The STARS wheelchair basketball team features a year-round schedule of practices and games, including competition with regional teams, community groups, and local high school and college students. The team also competes annually at the New York State Fair's wheelchair basketball game.

The popularity of this high-energy sport attracts children, teenagers, and adults, who enjoy its intensity and camaraderie with others. The Sitrin Celebrity Classic Wheelchair Basketball Game, held each spring, features local celebrities and other prominent people, including outstanding high school athletes and popular college basketball All-Stars who take to wheelchairs to compete against the Sitrin STARS.

Past participants include include former Syracuse University men's basketball stars Pearl Washington, Gerry McNamara, and Andy Rautins, as well as UFC light heavyweight Matt "The Hammer" Hamill, and two-time Olympian Erin Hamlin.

Specialized basketball wheelchairs are available for use. For more information about Sitrin's wheelchair basketball program, call (315)737-2459.

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