National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Created on Friday, 26 Jan 2018 09:47:31

The National Veterans Wheelchair Games is co-presented between the Department of Veterans Affairs and Paralyzed Veterans of America.  The Games serve Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Amputations and other central neurological impairments with the goal to increase their independence, healthy activity and quality of life through wheelchair sports and recreation.  Veterans are being exposed to wheelchair sports at their home VAMC or PVA Chapters as part of their rehabilitation to improve function, independence and getting them active in their home communities in sport and fitness.

We are preparing to celebrate our 38th year in Orlando, Florida, July 30 – Aug 4, 2018.  The Games move from city to city annually to take advantage of the opportunities that educate Veterans on accessibility, travel, adaptation, etc.  Additionally, moving the event annually helps introduce the program to new Veterans, sponsors and partners for the VA and PVA.  Over the years we have seen the benefit of these relationships that strengthen opportunities for Veteran services but also for the greater disabled community in that area for years afterward.

The National Veterans Wheelchair Games has 19 different events that Veterans can choose to participate.  Events such as Wheelchair Basketball, Softball, Swimming, Cycling, Power Lifting, Trap Shooting are just a few of the events that support this dynamic competition.

For more information, please visit the National Veterans Wheelchair Games: http://wheelchairgames.org/

Travel Info

Dallas Fort Worth Airport

Airport Code: DFW
2400 Aviation Drive North
DFW Airport, TX 75261
Phone: (972) 973-3112

Dallas Love Field

Airport Code: DAL
8008 Herb Kelleher Way
Dallas, TX 75235
Phone: (214) 670-6080

$ Dollar (United States Dollar)

Central Daylight Savings Time
GMT-4/UTC-4h

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