NEWARK POST—One delighted in seeing the police officers stationed throughout the race course. Another jokingly “trash-talked” the women pushing him. Another couldn’t stop smiling as her grandson pushed her in the race.
But despite their special needs, all eight got to experience the thrill of crossing the finish line of the Fusion 5 and Dime race, thanks to special racing chairs unveiled Saturday by the newly created Fusion Inclusion organization.
An offshoot of the Main Street gym Fusion Fitness, the organization works to promote making exercise and athletics accessible to all.
“The idea is to give everyone the chance to participate,” said Steve Sinko, a personal trainer and the president of Fusion Inclusion. “It’s totally rewarding on both sides.”
The group has three adaptive racing chairs, which are specially designed wheelchairs with three wheels. Read the full article.