Somers Wheelchair Basketball Player Makes 'Top 40 Under 40' List in CT Magazine

Ryan Martin, a double amputee, was recognized by the magazine for not only his basketball skills, but also his work in the Ryan Martin Foundation.

Ryan Martin, of Somers. Credit: Theodore Glanzer
Ryan Martin, of Somers. Credit: Theodore Glanzer
A professional wheelchair basketball player from Somers, who founded a nonprofit that assists those with disabilities, has made Connecticut Magazine's "Top 40 Under 40" list for 2014.

Each year, the magazine recognizes young artists, community leaders, entrepreneurs, athletes and artists, among others, based on nominations and the magazine's editors. 

Ryan Martin, a 34-year-old Somers native who, as a double amputee, played for the professional CID Casa Murcia Getafe team in Spain, was named to the list.

Here's what Connecticut Magazine had to say about him

"Despite being a double amputee with Spina Bifida, the wheelchair athlete plays on a professional basketball team in Madrid. But when he’s not in Spain, you can see Martin on the court playing, cheering or coaching. He founded the Ryan Martin Foundation, which, among other activities—such as mentor talks, speaking engagements and helping to develop sports camps for wounded veterans—hosts a basketball camp each summer for children with disabilities, completely free of charge to campers."

Read the full profile here.

Patch profiled Martin in a 2012 feature story about training at the LA Fitness gym in South Windsor.


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