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We are pleased to present the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic (NVSSC) at Home, a week-long series of virtual, educational sports sessions allowing Veterans to stay engaged and active, just on a different playing field. Although the face-to-face rehabilitation event planned for San Diego was canceled amid concerns surrounding COVID-19, the at-home edition of the Clinic will encourage Veterans to learn about sports, fitness, and recreation activities available for an active lifestyle.

The 2020 National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic at HOME, is a first-ever adaption of the in-person event. Registered participants will receive professional instruction in:

  • sailing
  • surfing
  • kayaking
  • cycling (hand and tandem)
  • adaptive fitness foundations

Ways to connect:

  • Join the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic at HOME Kick-Off on Facebook – Premiering live, Sunday, September 20, 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT
  • Follow us on social media @Sports4Vets (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) using #NVSSCatHome

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs with support of numerous sponsors, including the Veterans Canteen Service and Wounded Warrior Project, looks forward to helping Veterans strengthen their skills in sports and fitness activities and learn some new ones along the way.

VA San Diego Healthcare System is the proud local host of the event.

Important NVSSC Information

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
VA is committed to improving the quality of life for Veterans with disabilities. Participants will develop sports skills and take part in a variety of adaptive sports workshops. Clinic participation demonstrates that having a physical or visual disability is not an obstacle to an active rewarding life.

Founding Sponsor:

Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) is proud to be a part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a self-sustaining entity, VCS provides merchandise and services to Veterans enrolled in VA’s Health Care System, their families, caregivers, VA employees, volunteers and visitors. We are honored to “give back” to the VA through many programs established for the health and well-being of our nation’s heroes. Revenues generated from VCS are used to support a variety of Veteran programs.

Presenting Sponsor:

Wounded Warrior Project® is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Virtual Summer Sport Clinic and is honored to work with the Department of Veterans Affairs to support veterans on their journey to fitness and rehabilitation through sports. Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers — helping them achieve their highest ambition. Learn more.

Host:
VA San Diego Healthcare System

For questions regarding the NVSSC, please contact:

Director:
Margaret Kremer
(619) 964-4695

Communications:
Michael Molina
(202) 230-2144

Eligibility:
Participation is open to post 9/11 Veterans who are currently engaged in a rehabilitation or other treatment program, or to Veterans whose current rehabilitation goals would benefit from the value of adaptive summer sports. Qualifying disabilities include: spinal cord injuries, amputations, visual impairments, neurological conditions, PTSD, burns, and TBI/Poly Trauma.

For questions regarding the NVSSC, please contact:

Director:
Margaret Kremer
(619) 964-4695

Communications:
Michael Molina
(202) 230-2144

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