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Top athletes with disabilities to play in Philly Wheelchair tennis tourney, Aug. 10-12

The Mid-Atlantic Region's top wheelchair athletes will compete in the 2007 Philadelphia Wheelchair Tennis Tournament on Aug. 10-12 at the Cherry Hill Health and Racquet Club. The club has donated use of its facility for the tournament and practice wheelchair tennis sessions each Sunday for more than 15 years.The event draws wheelchair athletes from across the east coast, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and other states. The Cherry Hill Health and Racquet Club is located at 1820 Old Cuthbert Road in Cherry Hill. The event will take place on Aug. 10 from 4-9 p.m., Aug. 11 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., and on Aug. 12 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The Magee Freedoms Wheelchair Tennis Team, sponsored by Magee Rehabilitation Hospital and the Philadelphia Freedoms of World TeamTennis, are one of the hosts of the event. Members of the Magee Freedoms team include: Mark Chilutti, John Kistner, Brad Evans, Walt Ramsey, and Felix Suero. The event is sponsored by Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, the Carousel House and the Philadelphia Department of Recreation.To register for the event or to volunteer, call 215-587-3412.

The region's leading sponsor of sports and leisure activities for individuals with disabilities, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital offers wheelchair sports programs in tennis, rugby, basketball and power soccer. Magee has teamed with a number of local sports franchises to form the Magee Sixers Spokesmen wheelchair basketball team, the Magee Eagles wheelchair rugby team and the Magee Kixx power wheelchair soccer team. Teams are open to anyone in the community with a disability.,

The event is sponsored by Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, the Carousel House and the Philadelphia Department of Recreation.To register for the event or to volunteer, call 215-587-3412.The region's leading sponsor of sports and leisure activities for individuals with disabilities, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital offers wheelchair sports programs in tennis, rugby, basketball and power soccer. Magee has teamed with a number of local sports franchises to form the Magee Sixers Spokesmen wheelchair basketball team, the Magee Eagles wheelchair rugby team and the Magee Kixx power wheelchair soccer team. Teams are open to anyone in the community with a disability.


Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, founded in 1958, is a 96-bed specialty medical rehabilitation hospital providing physical and cognitive rehabilitation services. Magee’s flagship facility is located in Center City Philadelphia. In addition to the main campus that offers comprehensive services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management and work injury, Magee provides an expanding out-patient network serving the surrounding communities. In 1985, Magee’s brain injury rehabilitation program became the first in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Magee partnered with Jefferson Hospital to create one of the nation’s 14 federally designated centers for spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Magee has been rated one of America’s leading rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News&World Report. Magee provides treatment to more than 5,000 individuals annually. Magee is authorized to treat wounded military personnel returning from war. Magee is not an Obligated Group Affiliate.

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