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Adaptive fitness competition debuts at 40th National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Today, the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist is putting her experience in strength and fitness toward  leading the first-ever live-virtual adaptive fitness competition at the 40th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, which are underway in New York City.

By |August 18th, 2021|Adaptive Sports|Comments Off on Adaptive fitness competition debuts at 40th National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Once seriously wounded, Army Vet finds hope in basketball, weightlifting at wheelchair games

Roy Wilkins was a football and basketball star at his North Carolina high school and competed in the same two sports at Clemson University, a big-time Division I program in South Carolina. Playing defensive back, he contributed to Clemson’s 1981 football team that finished 12-0 and won the national championship. Then, in an instant, Wilkins lost his athletic superiority – or so he thought. Serving as a command sergeant major in the Army's special forces. Wilkins was riding in an armored vehicle that went over a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in November 2004.

By |August 17th, 2021|Adaptive Sports|Comments Off on Once seriously wounded, Army Vet finds hope in basketball, weightlifting at wheelchair games

40th National Veterans Wheelchair Games: Army Veteran competes in wheelchair rugby for first time in 15 years

Making it even more special for him is that this was his first time playing wheelchair rugby in 15 years. He looked a little winded after his first of two complete games, but in all he felt good.

By |August 13th, 2021|Adaptive Sports|Comments Off on 40th National Veterans Wheelchair Games: Army Veteran competes in wheelchair rugby for first time in 15 years

National Veterans Wheelchair Games motivates first-time competitor

Army Veteran Kristie Townsend is competing for the first time at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, which has been shown her a whole new world of opportunity.

By |August 12th, 2021|Adaptive Sports|Comments Off on National Veterans Wheelchair Games motivates first-time competitor

40th National Veterans Wheelchair Games swing into action

VA and Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) co-present the event, with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System hosting the 2021 Wheelchair Games—the world’s largest annual wheelchair sports event solely for Veterans. Veterans will be participating in 21 adaptive sports and recreational events in the “Big Apple” and at-home from their communities across the nation. The games mark a major milestone of 40 years of empowering the nation’s Veterans to live happy and healthy lives through adaptive sports and recreation.

By |August 6th, 2021|Adaptive Sports|Comments Off on 40th National Veterans Wheelchair Games swing into action

Applications now accepted for 2021 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

VA and Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) are hosting the 40th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in New York City, August 8-13, 2021. Applications from eligible Veterans interested in competing may be completed online at www.wheelchairgames.org, and the application period is open now through April 2.

By |January 12th, 2021|#VetResources, Adaptive Sports|Comments Off on Applications now accepted for 2021 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Picture of humility: Navy Veteran volunteers at National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Since 2012, Tom Connelly has donated his time and talents as a volunteer photographer at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games.

By |May 1st, 2020|Adaptive Sports, VA Volunteers|Comments Off on Picture of humility: Navy Veteran volunteers at National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Red Coat Ambassadors sponsors Veterans to attend Wheelchair Games

Veterans Canteen Service sponsors 50 Veteran athletes to attend National Veterans Wheelchair Games through sale of Red Coat Ambassador apparel, then greet Veterans and their families at the event.

By |July 23rd, 2019|Adaptive Sports, Vets Experience|Comments Off on Red Coat Ambassadors sponsors Veterans to attend Wheelchair Games

Registration opens for 2019 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

The event is a sports and rehabilitation competition to engage Veterans who use wheelchairs due to spinal cord injuries, amputations or other neurological conditions.

By |February 11th, 2019|News Releases|Comments Off on Registration opens for 2019 National Veterans Wheelchair Games
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