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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 or to learn how to get involved today, contact us at sports4vets@va.gov.

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.

2019 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.

National Disabled Veterans
Winter Sports Clinic

Event Canceled

Snowmass, CO

Registration is closed.

Teresa Parks
(970) 263-5040 
teresa.parks@va.gov

www.wintersportsclinic.org

National Veterans
Golden Age Games

June 22 – 27, 2020

Madison, Wisconsin

Registration is closed

Carla Ruff 
(202) 461-0429 
carla.ruff@va.gov

www.veteransgoldenagegames.va.gov

National Veterans
Wheelchair Games

July 3 – 8, 2020

Portland, Oregon

Registration: January 6 – April 1, 2020

Dave Tostenrude 
(206) 445-3519 
david.tostenrude@va.gov

www.wheelchairgames.org

National Disabled Veterans
TEE Tournament

September 13 – 18, 2020

Iowa City, IA

Registration: December 15, 2019 – May 1, 2020

Teresa Parks
(970) 263-5040
teresa.parks@va.gov

www.veteranstee.org

National Veterans
Summer Sports Clinic

September 20 – 25, 2020

San Diego, CA

Registration: February 10, 2020 – May 1, 2020

Dave Tostenrude
(206) 445-3519
david.tostenrude@va.gov

www.summersportsclinic.va.gov

National Veterans
Creative Arts Festival

November 28 – December 5, 2020

St. Petersburg, Florida

Registration: January – March, 2020
Local Competitions begin as early as January 1, 2020
Check with your local VAMC for specific dates of competition.

Amy Kimbler
amy.kimbler@va.gov

www.creativeartsfestival.va.gov