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The National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic is a rehabilitation sports and recreation program which provides hands-on adaptive sports and fitness instruction for military Veterans from across the country who have a range of disabilities, including traumatic brain injury, polytrauma, spinal cord injury or loss of limb. Activities include adaptive fitness, cycling, kayaking, sailing and surfing.

Founded in 2008, the week-long clinic welcomed almost 80 Veterans from across the country, with the fundamental purpose of providing early intervention for those battling injury. The clinic complements the therapy Veterans receive in daily rehabilitation programs at VA facilities across the country, and offers an opportunity to learn adaptive sports to discover new ways to gain motivation, improve independence and achieve a healthier lifestyle.

The National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic, now in its 15th year, takes place annually in San Diego, California. It’s hosted by VA San Diego Healthcare System in collaboration with presenting sponsor, Wounded Warrior Project, founding sponsor Veterans Canteen Service and other corporate and community organizations who value the role adaptive sports plays in helping Veterans reach new goals.

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.

Presenting Sponsor:

Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the National Veterans Summer Sports 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.

Founding Sponsor:

Veterans Canteen Service (VCS)

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.

Host:
VA San Diego Healthcare System
Director:
Maggie Kremer
Media contact:
Monica Smith