2020 National Veterans Wheelchair Games Portland Cancelled
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games is the world’s largest annual wheelchair sports event solely for military veterans. The event demonstrates the unstoppable character of veterans and seeks to foster wider respect for all people with disabilities.
The Wheelchair Games is open to all U.S. veterans with spinal cord injuries, amputations, multiple sclerosis, or other central neurological conditions who require a wheelchair for athletic competition. Every year, hundreds of American heroes from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the post-9/11 era compete in this celebration of courage and camaraderie.
40 Years Strong
The Department of Veterans Affairs launched the Wheelchair Games in 1981 with 7 events and 77 athletes. Paralyzed Veterans of America joined the VA in 1985 to help expand the event’s mission and reach. The Wheelchair Games has flourished as more VA therapists turn to adaptive sports to help veterans become more active in their lives and communities – and, in some cases, reach higher levels of national and international competition. Over the years, thousands of veterans with disabilities have gained the skills, confidence, and experience to take on challenges in the spirit of opportunity rather than limitation.
The Wheelchair Games will celebrate its 40th anniversary July 3-8, 2020, in Portland, Oregon.
SCI Camp 2017: SOAR Sports and Outdoor Activities and Recreation
April 25-28, 2017
SCI Camp is offered to veterans living with Spinal Cord Injury/Dysfunction (SCI/D) that have recently been discharged (within the last 2 years) or are currently in rehab for their injury/dysfunction. Camp is sponsored every-other-year by the Southeastern Chapter, with additional support by other organizations and donations.
This 3 day, 2 night adaptable camp was formed with the intent to bring our SCI veterans and their caregiver/spouse the opportunity to: 1. Reconnect with others they may have been in rehab with, 2. Experience sports, outdoor activities, crafts, and recreation and 3. Be re-evaluated in a non-stressful environment by the medical team, in order to determine whether additional rehabilitation is necessary or practical. Ultimately, camp allows the veterans to have fun, experience family and friends and activities to realize that there is a greater quality of life when living with their SCI/D.
Many of this year’s activities/sports/games/crafts included: Boccia Ball, archery, zip line, fishing, corn hole, board games, bonfires, parades and dancing! Over 42 veterans and 15 caregivers participated in the specially coordinated experience. Caregivers were considered during camp and were provided with support groups and massages, along with crafts.
All Military Veterans:
“America’s Best” 3-D Challenge – April 1, 2017
Double Click flier for full details.
The Southeastern Wheelchair Sports Association has proudly hosted the Southeastern Regional Wheelchair Games for persons with physical and visual disabilties for the past twenty years!
Registration Packet: 2017-SEWSA-Registration-re
NWBA Operation Rebound Clinic at 2017 NWBT
Veterans & Active Duty Personnel,
The NWBA is excited to again be offering the NWBA Operation Rebound Clinic supported by the Department of Veteran Affairs during the 2017 National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament presented by ABC Medical. The clinic will be from 4:00PM (EST) on Friday, March 31 to 1:00PM (EST) on Sunday, April 2 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY. Please visit www.nwba.org/2017nwbt for more information on the 2017 NWBT.
The NWBA Operation Rebound Clinic at the 2017 NWBT will provide assistance with chair fitting, instruction from coaches on game fundamentals, introduction to classification, opportunity to view elite competition and participation in games. All active duty or injured service veterans who are not on a current NWBA team or play for an NWBA team that is not attending the 2017 NWBT are eligible to apply.
The NWBA will pay for all expenses including travel, lodging, meals, basketball, uniform and tournament shirts. Expenses covered from March 31 to April 2. If interested in attending please complete and return the registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to 12:00 PM (MST) on Friday, March 10.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Brandon McBeain at email@example.com or (719) 266-4082 ext. 108. You may also contact Doug Garner, Operation Rebound Head Coach, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (501) 655-6507.
Thank you for your service to this great country. We hope to see you in Louisville!
NWBA National Office
USTA women Tournament in Charleston, SC. April 6th is Veterans Appreciation Day, Veterans and dependent get in free. Double Click on box below for more details!
Zumba session on February 7th at LiveWell. Our own WEAN Queen, Monique, will be teaching you some moves. The class is $5 and it’s from 11:30-12:30. Come out and join for some good muscle movements and to have a fun social interaction
SEPVA CHAPTER SPORTS POINT SYSTEM
THE CHAPTER POINT SYSTEM REMAINS INTACT.
All requests must be turned in to the Chapter office at least 60 days prior to the event’s deadline entry date! All Volunteer hours must be turned in to the Membership/Volunteer Director and Sports Director at the end of each month. This is your responsibility, so keep your hours and turn them into the office. If you turn you hours in after the 5th of the month they can not be counted as we must have our report to National PVA on time. Any volunteer program you take part in must be approved by the Chapter’s Board of Directors (BoD), as it is our hope that your volunteering promotes the Chapter or is assisting veterans.
The purpose of the POINT SYSTEM is to keep SEPVA members involved in their community. We can make a different! If you do not understand this system please call the office and have the Sports Director explain it to you. Also remember, it is your responsibility to assist in raising funds to support you to any sporting event.
POINT SYSTEM DEFINED
In order for a member to be sponsored to an event he/she must meet and record the necessary points. Members who are first time (NOVICE) will have first priority to PVA sponsored events. The system will be used for all members and officers from the President throughout the Chapter. There will be no exceptions to this rule. Any changes will have to be made by the Chapter BoD.
Each membership meeting attended 10 points
Attend 4 membership outreach meetings or more 30 points
Volunteer activities sponsored by PVA or VA 10 points
Attend and assist with Chapter sponsored events 10 points
Help with fund raising 10 points
Selling newsletter ads 20 points
Signing up Members 25 points
Any volunteer hours * 10 points
*(for each 4-hour system approved by chapter, which does not include drive time)
A total of 250 points is required to qualify for funding support to any event. This funding covers partial expenses for member only. You are still required to assist the Chapter in raising funds to support your funding to any event. The chapter funds no travel to or from any event. Please call us to find out exactly what is covered for each event.
No participant hours at a sporting event can be used for your points. Volunteer hours are where you are a volunteer in putting on the event NOT A PARTICIPANT. Again call the Chapter if you are not sure how this policy may affect you.
Vietnam Veterans Homecoming Celebration at Charlotte Motor Speedway, March 30, 2012
This free event was sponsored by the USO of North Carolina, the N.C. Association of Broadcasters and the Speedway. Part music festival, part motorcycle rally, part military trade show, it included concerts by the 82nd Airborne Division Chorus, George Clinton and Charlie Daniels. The U.S. Air Force conducted a flyover and the Army’s Golden Knight parachute team dropped in. More than 65,000 Vietnam veterans, their families and friends enjoyed music, speeches and patriotic salutes and were able to connect with their fellows and veterans’ service agencies at the day-long event at Charlotte Motor Speedway.