The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is accepting applications for the 2015 National Veterans Wheelchair Games, the world’s largest annual wheelchair sports event for U.S. veterans
with disabilities. Registration began in early January and will close April 15.
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games is a sports and rehabilitation program for military service veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition due to spinal cord injuries, amputations, or certain neurological problems. Each year, hundreds of disabled veterans travel from around the country to compete in the Games.
Competitive events at the 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.
The 2015 Games will take place in Dallas from June 21-26.
For more information, please visit www.wheelchairgames.org and follow VA Adaptive Sports on Twitter at @VAAdaptiveSport.