2016 National Veterans Wheelchair GamesJune 27 - July 2, 2016
Salt Lake City, Utah
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NVWG TEAM MEETING
Friday, February 19, 2016
Denver VA - Rec Therapy
1055 Clermont Street, Building C
Denver, CO 80220
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Adeline Velasquez, Denver VA or Donna DeBaca, MSCPVA
This is a preliminary team meeting of the new NVWG coach and staff of the Mountain States Chapter for novice and returning athletes, for the upcoming National Veterans Wheelchair Games. The Games will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah June 22j-July 2, 2016. We will be picking team gear, covering events, and bringing you up to date o the latest information regarding the Games. If you cannot attend, please contact the Chapter at 1-800-833-9400 and provide your size for the team gear.
Co-Presented by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Paralyzed Veterans of America, the National Veterans Wheelchair Games is a rehabilitation and wheelchair sports program empowering Veterans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, amputations and other neurological injuries to live more active and healthy lives through wheelchair sports and recreation.
Each summer, Veterans from across the United States, including a team from Great Britain, travel to a new community hosting the NVWG. During the week, Veterans compete in 18 wheelchair sports events while providing encouragement and mentoring for new Veterans. Veterans at the Games truly educate newly disabled Veterans on what is possible and those witnessing the events realize that limitations are only state of mind.
Who Can Participate?
Any Veteran with a Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Amputation or other neurological injury that uses wheelchair for sport, and, must be eligible for care in the VA.