Grown from a small gathering of British World War II veterans in 1948, the Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event involving athletes with a range of disabilities, including impaired muscle power, range of movement, limb deficiency, and even vision impairment. One of the most exciting Paralympic sport is Wheelchair Fencing.
At the Rotary's next lunch-time meeting, at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Chimney Rock Inn, Rotarians and their guests will learn the ins and outs of this sport, from an expert!
Dr. Don DeFabio, a former competitive fencer (saber) himself, is a Paralympics technical official, specifically for Wheelchair Fencing.
He’s also served as a chiropractic doctor for the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Kona for nine years and also for USA Fencing. Dr. Don is also the Chiropractic Physician for Drew University Athletics.
At the community level he supports Our House, which provides housing and jobs for educationally and developmentally disabled adults, the Summit Area YMCA and Scouting in Berkeley Heights.