VA and Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) are hosting the 40th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in New York City, August 8-13, 2021.
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games is a sports and rehabilitation program for military veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition due to spinal cord injuries, amputations, or other neurological conditions. Each year, hundreds of veterans travel from around the country to compete in the Games, the world’s largest annual multi-sport wheelchair competition for veterans.
Veterans will compete in more than 20 events, including: adaptive e-Sports, adaptive fitness, air pistol and rifle, archery, basketball, boccia, bowling, disc golf, field events, hand cycling, nine-ball, power soccer, wheelchair rugby, slalom, softball, swimming, table tennis, and track. Athletes compete against others with similar athletic ability, competitive experience, or age. Events will be held throughout NYC, including Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Central Park and Rucker’s Park.
Applications may be completed online at wheelchairgames.org through April 2, 2021.