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:
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