Introducing Sports4Vets Throwdown 2021

Time to step up and get your “Fit” on for a new adaptive fitness competition. This inaugural at-home fitness competition requires minimal equipment.

Who’s eligible?

All Veterans who are enrolled for VA health care. Any age, experience or ability will succeed. This is a great training opportunity for Veterans competing at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, National Veterans Golden Age Games and National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic. Competition categories include:

  • Wheelchair
  • Upper extremity impairment
  • Moderate mobility
  • Visual impairment 
  • Open

Registration opens Jan 11-22. Competition begins Jan. 22. To register go to Follow the action on @Sports4Vets on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #VetsLiveFit

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VA’s Office of National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events provides Veterans with opportunities for health and healing through adaptive sports and therapeutic art programs. These specialized rehabilitation events aim to optimize Veterans’ independence, community engagement, well-being, and quality of life. The programs are built on clinical expertise within VA, with essential support from Veteran Service Organizations, corporate sponsors, individual donors and community partners.

For more information about specific national events, please visit the links below.

For general information or to learn how to get involved today, contact us at

The Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Veterans and Servicemembers with disabilities (ASG Program) provides grant funding to organizations to increase and expand the quantity and quality of sustainable adaptive sport activities that Veterans and Servicemembers with disabilities have to participate in physical activity including those for mental health issues within their home communities, as well as more advanced Paralympic and adaptive sport programs at the regional and national levels.

2020 Adaptive Sports Grant Recipients List

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Interested in becoming a Paralympic athlete? The VA National Veterans Sports Programs & Special Events Office provides a monthly assistance allowance for Veterans with disabilities training in Paralympic sports, as well as certain Veterans with disabilities selected for or competing with the national Olympic Team, as authorized by 38 U.S.C. 322(d) and Section 703 of the Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2008.

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Find more videos from VA’s Adaptive Sports & Therapeutic Arts programs. Visit our Special Events Playlist.