Applications are now open for Veterans interested in participating in the 2020 National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic, Sept. 20-25 in San Diego, Calif.
Veterans are encouraged to apply online at www.summersportsclinic.va.gov. The deadline to submit an application is May 1.
Hosted by VA San Diego Healthcare System, the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers adventure sports and recreational activities such as sailing, surfing, kayaking, and cycling for Veterans with disabilities. Complementing 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. Participants will develop sports skills and take part in a variety of adaptive sports workshops.
Veterans learn to surf at the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic in San Diego, California.
VA hosts the clinic in collaboration with Presenting Sponsor, Wounded Warrior Project and Founding Event Sponsor, the Veterans Canteen Service, as well as dozens of other partners.
Founded in 2008, the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic serves newly injured Veterans with complex disabilities, such as traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, visual impairments, neurological conditions, spinal cord injury or loss of limb.
Participation is open to eligible Veterans receiving care at any VA medical facility. More than 100 volunteers are expected to donate their time and efforts to the event.
For more information visit www.summersportsclinic.va.gov and follow VA Adaptive Sports Programs on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @Sports4Vets.
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By VA’s Office of National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events