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Registration for the 2020 NVSSC begins January 1, 2020

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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 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.

Registration for this event is now CLOSED.
Due to the overwhelming Veteran registration response for this year’s clinic, we will be notifying the selected participants by June 7.  Thank you to everyone who applied!

Registration will reopen for Summer of 2020 in January 2020.

Volunteer and coach registration is temporarily unavailable. Update will be provided after May 3. Thank you.

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

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)

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

Program Specialist:
For questions regarding the NVSSC, please contact
Analisa Enoch
(858) 642-3658

Communications Director:
Michael Molina
(202) 560-7305

 

Registration is Closed.

Due to the overwhelming Veteran registration response for this year’s clinic, we will be notifying the selected participants by June 7.Thank you to everyone who applied!

Registration will reopen for summer of 2020 in January of 2020.

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.

Program Specialist:
For questions regarding the NVSSC, please contact
Analisa Enoch
(858) 642-3658

Communications Director:
Michael Molina
(202) 560-7305

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