Boynton Beach resident Bruce Karr is helping wheelchair athletes around the world

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- For over two decades the biggest wheelchair tennis tournament in the world was held in Boca Raton.

The event was the brainchild of Boynton Beach resident, and wheelchair athlete, Bruce Karr. The tournament saw its 23-year run come to an end last year.

Karr, a 12-time Paralympic Gold Medalist, continues to lend a hand to athletes on wheels through the National Wheelchair Sports Fund .

Karr and his wife, Verena, founded the NWSF to help defray the costs of travel and other expenses for wheelchair athletes around the country.

ESPN 106.3's Emerson Lotzia sat down with Karr to talk about his years of dedication to the Florida Open International Wheelchair Championships and helping wheelchair athletes get what they need to compete at their highest level.

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