Achilles International Queens Chapter
Team Member: Wendy Phaff
EVENT DATE Jul 01, 2018
Achilles Queens wrote -Achilles International's mission is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics, promote personal achievement, enhance self-esteem and lower barriers to living a full life.
In January 2016, the Queens Chapter was founded out of a need for a location to provide Disabled Athletes in Queens the opportunity to train for endurance events right here in the World's Borough. As the founder of this chapter, I thought long and hard over taking on this challenge and responsibility - for me, it allowed me to incorporate two of my passions, running and helping those with disabilities. So the Achilles Queens Chapter was created.
As with anything, it takes a Village, so we are asking you to help build this village by supporting our athletes and volunteers who work hard to make sure that people with disabilities have the same opportunities to pursue their dreams of running a marathon or participating in a triathlon but especailly the chance to connect athletes to a community that is encouraging , generous, full of positive energy and a "can do" attitude!