Bergen Evening Record article featuring Ray Werner and the Jersey Wheelers

Description (Brief):

Bergen Evening Record article featuring Ray Werner and the Jersey Wheelers, Saturday March 27, 1954, 2 pages. Werner is the second from the left in the back row. Ray Werner was paralyzed below the waist during his World War II service on Guadalcanal in July of 1942. He was sent to a rehabilitation hospital, where sports were used in his treatment. Werner, a gifted athlete in high school, was a perfect candidate for a new series of rehabilitation programs initiated by the federal government. Wheelchair basketball was the first sport included in these programs, and Werner excelled becoming a pioneer of the sport. He competed in the first Paralympic Games in Rome in 1968 and continued to help disabled veterans, opening a wheelchair repair shop and installing hand controls in cars for drivers with paraplegia.

Date Made: 1954

Location: Currently not on view

Web Subject: Adaptive SportsName Of Sport: Wheelchair BasketballLevel Of Sport: AmateurWeb Subject: DisabilitiesSubject: World War IIRelated Event: World War II


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2016.3137.08Nonaccession Number: 2016.3137Catalog Number: 2016.3137.08

Object Name: newspaper articlenewspaper article, adaptive sports

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 16 1/4 in x 11 1/2 in; 41.275 cm x 29.21 cm


Record Id: nmah_1832702

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