30th Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games – July 4-9
More than 500 wheelchair veteran-athletes will compete in 17 different sports in Denver, Colorado, July 4-9. The games, the largest of its kind in the world, are presented by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA).
“For 30 years, the Wheelchair Games have helped to empower thousands of paralyzed Veterans to get back into life after serious injury, and to eventually lead full and independent lives,” said Gene A. Crayton, the national president of PVA.
The purpose of the Games is to provide veterans with physical disabilities the opportunity to experience a variety of wheelchair sports and recreation activities that will benefit mind, body and spirit.
This year’s sports events include air gun, archery, basketball, bowling, field events, hand cycling, nine-ball, a motorized wheelchair relay, power soccer, quad rugby, softball, swimming, table tennis, track, trapshooting, weightlifting, wheelchair slalom and an exhibition event in kayaking.
The annual multi-event sports rehabilitation program is open to veterans with spinal cord injuries, amputations or certain neurological problems who receive care at VA medical facilities. First-time participants as well world-class Paralympians will be competing at this year’s games.
Note: All representation coordinated by Alpha is provided by our employees, the Advocates, who are accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). No private organization that trains and employs accredited agents has been legally recognized by the VA for the purposes of preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims. This work must be done by the Advocates themselves and not organizations.