Rochester Rookies

The Rochester Rookies Junior Wheelchair and Ambulatory Sports offers children with physical disabilities from age 6 to 22 to participate in recreational and competitive wheelchair and ambulatory sports.

The Rochester Rookies are so much more than competitive sports

Founded in 1976 by Paralympic Gold Medalist Jo Ann Keyser Armstrong ('68) ('72), the Rochester Rookies is dedicated to enhancing the quality of children's lives by teaching athletic skills, fostering independence, building character and helping families realize their child's full potential through programs, advocacy, and services.

The objectives of the Rochester Rookies are to: Teach athletic skills independence, and self-reliance. Build character and self-confidence. Encourage sportsmanship and teamwork. Promote communication skills and problem-solving. Network families and volunteers to enhance support systems.