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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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Veteran Paints New Life
Outside Prison
Active Veterans Do
Extraordinary Things
30th National Veterans
Golden Age Games
One Veteran's Recovery
…Using Golf!
36th NVWG
I Am a Veteran
Tetra-ski: Advanced Technology
at the Winter Sports Clinic

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