The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is accepting applications for the 2018 National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Registration began January 2 and will close April 15, 2018. Applications can be completed online at www.wheelchairgames.org. The 2018 National Veterans Wheelchair Games will take place in Orlando, Florida from July 30 – Aug 4.
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games co-presented by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Paralyzed Veterans of America is a sports and rehabilitation program for Veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition due to spinal cord injuries, amputations, MS or other neurological conditions.
Each year, hundreds of disabled Veterans travel from around the country to compete in the Games. With them, they bring the fighting spirit and tenacity that defines the Veterans of our Armed Forces. Competitive events at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games include air guns, archery, basketball, bowling, boccia, field events, cycling, a motorized wheelchair rally, nine-ball, power soccer, quad rugby, slalom, softball, swimming, table tennis, track, trapshooting and weightlifting. This year in Orlando, golf has been added to the opportunities for Veterans to go head to head. Competitions pit those Veterans with similar athletic ability, competitive experience and age.
For more information, visit www.wheelchairgames.org and follow the Office of National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events on social media at @Sports4Vets.