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Registration for 2019 NVSSC: December 1, 2018 – May 1, 2019

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The San Diego VA Medical Center and the National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events Office invites you to participate in the 2019 National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic This event will promote the value of rehabilitation utilizing a variety of summer leisure activities and adaptive sports. The mission of this innovative program is to provide a training ground for both veterans and health care providers in exciting outdoor summer sports. Our overall objective is to instill the value of these types of leisure pursuits as a viable means to aid in community re-entry and adjustment. Developing these skills veterans and therapists will be able to return home and implement a treatment plan emphasizing similar experiences on a regular basis. As part of VA’s continued commitment to veterans we are offering this program as a method to educate and build a strong foundation which will further each veterans’ dedication to their overall rehabilitation, health, and pursuit of a rewarding lifestyle.

The Summer Sports Clinic offers adventure sports and recreational activities such as sailing, surfing, kayaking, cycling, archery and pickleball. Complimenting the therapy provided in daily rehabilitation programs, the Clinic shares a glimpse of the many exciting recreational opportunities awaiting those Veterans who accept the challenge

All disabilities are subject to review by the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic medical director and program director.

Athlete registration for this event is now open! 

Volunteer applications are available from December 1, 2018 through May 1, 2019. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Analisa Enoch at Analisa.Enoch@va.gov  We are looking for volunteers who can commit to working the entire week of the event, September 15- 20, 2019.

*Volunteer positions are limited, many positions we are recruiting for are skilled positions* Experience with adaptive sports preferred.

Important NVSSC Information

Sponsor:
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.

Host:
VA San Diego Healthcare System

Acting Director:
For questions regarding the NVSSC, please contact
Jerry Hopkins
(214) 857-1271

Communications Director:
Michael Molina
(202) 560-7305

 

Registration opens December 1, 2018.

Eligibility:
Participation is open to U.S. military service Veterans with spinal cord injuries, orthopedic amputation, visual impairments, certain neurological problems, PTSD, burns, and TBI/Poly Trauma injuries incurred in the last six years or to those who meet the qualifications and have not participated in any other National Program.

Acting Director:
For questions regarding the NVSSC, please contact
Jerry Hopkins
(214) 857-1271

Communications Director:
Michael Molina
(202) 560-7305

Veteran Profile Videos from the 2018 NVSCC

Larry Karlin, Ambassador of Healing


Archery Is My Best Friend


Evan Gildersleeve on the NVSSC


Evan Gildersleeve on the NVSSC


US Army Veteran, Kenneth Best

Assisting Veterans at the NVSSC

Mobile 3D printing at the NVSSC

The American Veteran Reports

Videos from the 2018 NVSCC

Cycling at Coronado


Archery at the NVSSC


Kayaking at Mission Bay


Surfing at La Jolla Shores


Sailing at the NVSSC


Veterans Hang Ten

Kayaking at Mission Bay

NVSSC Video Montage

San Diego, CA – September 18 – 23