Hospital to Host 4th Annual Adapted Sports & Recreation Expo

March 4, 2011

Helen Hayes Hospital will host its fourth annual “Adapted Sports & Recreation Expo” on Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw. The event is free of charge and is open to the public. Individuals with physical disabilities, as well as their family, friends and caregivers, and professionals and volunteers working with individuals with disabilities, will find the event to be an excellent resource.

The Expo will feature an extensive exhibit fair with representatives from various organizations that offer a range of adapted sports and recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities, including: downhill skiing; adapted golf; kayaking; rowing; sailing; handcycling; horseback riding; basketball, tennis; gardening; quad rugby and others. Participants will be able to speak with the representatives to learn about the activities available in the greater New York Metropolitan region, how they can play or participate, and the specialized equipment that is available. Adapted sports equipment will also be on display.

Matthew Castelluccio, Adapted Sports Coordinator at Helen Hayes Hospital states, “Participating in sports and recreational activities, whether competitively or just for enjoyment, helps to maintain optimum health. The Expo is an ideal opportunity for individuals of all abilities to learn about the range of adapted equipment and programs that are available in our region.”

The event is free of charge. For additional information or directions, please call the Helen Hayes Hospital Public Relations Office at 845-786-4225, or visit the hospital’s web site at