On Your Mark. Get Set. Go!
The STARS program trains competitors for the Wheelchair Division of America’s biggest 15K Road Race, The Boilermaker, www.boilermaker.com, as well as other races throughout Central New York. Sitrin is the proud sponsor of the Boilermaker Wheelchair Challenge, which awards racing chairs to athletes who complete the course in less than 2 hours and 15 minutes while using their standard wheelchair.
Meet the 2012 Challenger!
Utica teenager Devon Henry was diagnosed with Osgood-Schlatter disease at the age of 14. This condition caused a severe inflammation to his knee and also affected his hip, which ultimately led to his inability to walk. Determined to remain as active as possible, Henry joined Sitrin's STARS program, where he enjoys playing wheelchair basketball. However, his most recent undertaking is training for the Boilermaker 15K Wheelchair Challenge.
“This is a big deal for me, and it will be really rewarding when I finish the race,” said Henry. “I knew entering the Boilermaker was something I wanted to do, and all the encouragement from my teammates has really helped; they have all completed the Challenge, and I want to keep up the tradition.”
To learn more about the Wheelchair Challenge, and racing in general, contact our Program Director at (315) 737-2459.
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