National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Each year more than 500 novice and experienced athletes meet for a week of archery, swimming, weightlifting, basketball, quad rugby and more. It's the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, the largest annual wheelchair sports competition of its kind in the world.
Throughout the week, veterans realize their abilities and potential while enjoying the spirit of healthy activity and fellowship. Games registration materials; they can be downloaded from the Games website at www.wheelchairgames.org
The Vaughan Vets Team is composed of Vaughan PVA members who qualify to participate in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. The largest annual wheelchair sports competition in the world, this event offers 17 different sports to Veterans, who use wheelchairs due to spinal cord injuries, amputations and neurological diseases and are eligible to receive care at a VA medical facility.
The Games also provide opportunities for newly disabled veterans to gain sports skills and be exposed to other wheelchair athletes. Percentage of funding for sports and events will vary depending on availability of funds and participation.