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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. The Sitrin Celebrity Classic Wheelchair Basketball Game, held each spring, features local celebrities and other prominent members of the community, including outstanding high school athletes and popular college basketball all-stars who compete chair-to-chair with the Sitrin STARS athletes.
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 Olympic luge medalist Erin Hamlin.
Specialized basketball wheelchairs are available for use. For more information about Sitrin's wheelchair basketball program, call (315)737-2459.