Ted Kaplan Award

02/02/17

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Ted Kaplan Award:  Original Founder of Tri-State and Wheel Chair Sports.

Honors Nation level individuals who have dedicated themselves to moving the national movement for Physical Disabled Sport Forward.

This is a national award given out at the Junior Nationals dinner. Ted Kaplan was a real pioneer in the development of wheelchair sports. Ted started the NJ Wheelchair Athletic Association in the early 1970ís along with Sharon Brooks, Ken Brooks and Andy Chasanoff.  If a junior athlete couldnít make it to basketball practice, Ted made sure he picked him up and delivered him to the venue himself. Ted, who was also wheelchair bound, died of cancer in the early 1980ís.  His portrait continues to grace the Clark Recreation Center where the NJ Jaguars practice to this day.  As a result of his legacy, the TSWAA annually honored his memory to a deserving individual who has made a significant contribution in the advancement of junior wheelchair sports. 
                    

Ted Kaplan Awards Given:                                              

Year

Location Awarded

Recipient

1990

Fort Collins, CO

Joanne Armstrong

1991

Princeton, NJ

Andy Chasanoff

1992

Orlando, FL

George Kish

1993

Columbus, OH

Patricia Putt

1994

Edmond, OK

Jan Elix

1995

Fort Collins, CO

Mary Carpenter

1996

Birmingham, AL

Marty Morse

1997

Mesa, AZ

Barry Ewing

1998

Bellevue, WA

Don Chaffee

1999

Albaquerque, NM

 

2000

San Jose, CA

 

Sharon Frant Brooks

2001

Piscataway, NJ

 

2002

New London, CT

Arleen Sand

2003

New London, CT

No Award

2004

Mesa, AZ

Cliff Crase

2005

Tampa, FL

William Hens

2006

Tampa, FL

Gwena & Gerry Herman

2007

Spokane, WA

Charlie Sheppard

2008

Piscataway, NJ

Ralph Armento

2009

St. Louis, MO

Pam Carey

2010

Chicago, IL

Phil Galli

2011

Saginaw, MI

Denise Hutchins

2012

Mesa, AZ

Jeannie Senter

2013

Rochester, MN

John Stephens

2014

Ames, IA

Debbie Armento

2015

Union County, NJ

Mike Burns

2016 Middleton, WI Trisha Yurochko

   

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