National Veterans Wheelchair Games-June 25-30, 2012 Richmond VA

The National Veterans Wheelchair Games is right here in Richmond Virginia. Click to get more information: Wheelchair Games   Events

What
A multi-event sports and rehabilitation program for military service veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition due to spinal cord injuries, amputations or certain neurological problems. Attracting more than 500 athletes each year, the National Veterans Wheelchair Games is the largest annual wheelchair sports event in the world.
Where
Richmond, Virginia.
When
June 25-30, 2012
Why
The presenters of this event are committed to improving the quality of life for veterans with disabilities and fostering better health through sports competition. While past Games have produced a number of national and world-class champions, the Games also provide opportunities for newly-disabled veterans to gain sports skills and be exposed to other wheelchair athletes. Typically, one quarter of the competitors have never before participated in any type of organized wheelchair sports competition.
Presenters
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), with financial assistance from corporate, civic and veteran service organizations.
Hosts
Hunter Holmes McGuire (Richmond) VA Medical Center.
Events
Competitive events at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games include air guns, archery, basketball, bowling, field events, handcycling, a motorized wheelchair rally, nine-ball, power soccer, quad rugby, slalom, softball, swimming, table tennis, track, trapshooting and weightlifting Athletes compete in all events against others with similar athletic ability, competitive experience or age.
Admission
Free. The public is most welcome.
Information
Alison Faulk, Local Host Coordinator, (804) 675-5265
Mary Hobbs, Paralyzed Veterans of America Sports and Recreation Program, 800-424-8200, ext. 752, or 202-416-7752

EVENT INFORMATION

Dates: June 25 – June 30, 2012

Host Medical CenterHunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center – Richmond, Virginia

2012 NVWG Kids Day

Each year, our Veteran athletes take the opportunity to mentor disabled children from the local community and to show them that “disability” does not need to equal “disadvantage”.  Learn more.

Community Information


Governing Bodies, Associations, and Clubs

If you are interested in learning more about the events that make up the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, these are the organizations that guide the competition and can provide the information to help prepare you to excel at the Games.


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