Local Paralympian wins Sitrin lifetime achievement award

Sitrin Health Care Center has presented its USA Wheelchair Curling Lifetime Achievement Award to James “Jimmy Jam” Joseph after he and his team took home the bronze medal at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships.

Posted: Nov 5, 2019 7:55 PM
Updated: Nov 5, 2019 7:57 PM

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. – Sitrin Health Care Center has presented its USA Wheelchair Curling Lifetime Achievement Award to James “Jimmy Jam” Joseph after he and his team took home the bronze medal at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships.

Joseph is a 13-time national team member and a three-time Paralympian, participating in the 2006, 2010, and 2014 Paralympic games before winning the medal in Switzerland this year.


James 'Jimmy Jam' Joseph

Joseph is an athlete in the Sitrin STARS program, which stands for Success Through Adaptive Recreation and Sports.

He was chosen for the award by Coach Rusty Schieber and Sitrin STARS Director Marc DePerno.

"I'm extremely proud of Jimmy for his years of commitment and dedication to the sport of wheelchair curling,” said DePerno. “His incredible skill has contributed to Team USA's many successes, and his infectious energy has helped grow the sport globally." 

Schieber and DePerno both selected Joseph for the award based on his many years of competitive success and promotion of wheelchair curling.

In addition to curling, Joseph has been road racing since 2004, competing in 14 Boilermaker races. He also participates in STARS wheelchair basketball.

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