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Wantagh Resident Needs Support for Olympic Wheelchair Rugby Quest

Joseph Testaverde seeks donations to help offset costs related to competing for Team USA.

Photo Credit: Contributed Photo.
Photo Credit: Contributed Photo.
Joseph Testaverde, a Wantagh resident and the cousin of former New York Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde, needs the community's help to represent the United States in the Olympics.

In an effort to keep the USA’s competitive edge, the United States Quad Rugby Association recently held tryouts for its national development program, Team USQRA.

Held in Birmingham, Alabama at the Lakeshore Foundation, an Olympic and Paralympic training site; 24 athletes gave everything they had over three grueling days in hopes of becoming the next generation of Wheelchair Rugby athletes for the United States.

In the end, only 14 athletes were selected, each of who is expected to train hard and attend regular training camps at their expense. Each of the athlete’s goals is the same, to one day represent their country in international competition, and ultimately win a Paralympic Gold medal. 

"In order to make this dream a reality, I am seeking sponsorship in order to cover travel and equipment costs, which include airfare to training camps and a new rugby chair," Testaverde said. "It is a privilege and a great honor to represent 
my country in the upcoming Paralympic games."

If you would like to sponsor Testaverde, please send donations to 3445 Edgerton Ave, Wantagh NY, 11793 made out to Joseph Testaverde.

"Thank you for supporting me and our country," Testaverde added.

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