Sports & Recreation
Director of Fishing & Hunting
Sport & Recreation Committee Members
SPORTS & RECREATION
SPIN SESSION with special guest speaker
Monday – Saturday
Email HANDCYCLING@PVA.ORG for times and registration
Hi Project Hero Community,
At the end of March, we announced that we were adapting our programs so that riders could participate indoors, virtually and in safe environments. Since then, our staff, volunteers and participants have been as dedicated as ever, and have impressive numbers to show for it!
As of today, we’ve accomplished a lot indoors since the end of March:
- More than 935 total therapy hours. That’s equivalent to nearly 40 full days of therapy!
- Over 14,029 group therapy miles, which is the same distance as riding across the continental United States 5 times.
- We have consistently hosted one or two virtual rides a day, totaling 153 group rides.
- We have had our Project Hero wounded veterans and first responders participate more than 750 times.
- We’ve burned a total of 475,020 calories, or, as we like to say, that’s equivalent to 659 1/2 pound hamburgers!
- Our total elevation gain is 804,010 feet, which is like climbing Mount Everest more than 27 times.
Join our FREE “Ride Inside” Ride
We are excited to announce our first “Ride Inside” Ride, a new Honor Ride event powered by Saris. This virtual ride will take place on August 22, 2020 and holds lots of opportunities to win prizes and raffle items from Saris, Rouvy, Park Tool, Kenda Tire, SockGuy, ROAD iD, Handup Gloves, the Santa Barbara 100 Ride and more.
Registration for this event is free and it’s a great opportunity to get active in a fun, community setting. All funds raised will support healing veterans and first responders who rely on our programs Learn more and register to join us >>
We hope you can join us. It’s critically important that we continue to show our support and keep our wounded veterans and first responders riding.
And, if you can’t participate but would still like to help, you can donate online here. We are still in need of funding to help riders secure the equipment they need to participate in our new indoor programming. Any amount is helpful.
As always, thank you.
Todd and the Project Hero Team
A Message from the PVA Sports Team:
After careful consideration, due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, our sports and recreation team, following the guidance of our Executive Committee, has decided to cancel the remaining sports and recreation events for FY 2020. This will cover events that were scheduled to take place through June 30th. We are saddened to cancel these events, but the safety and health of our members and all participants are our first priority.
The sports team remains dedicated to bringing you the quality and quantity of opportunities in sports and recreation that you have been accustomed to. In the meantime, we would like for you to check out our online content as a way to stay engaged and receive the latest updates on our sports and recreation programs. Please visit us on our Paralyzed Veterans of America (Sports) Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pvasports/?ref=br_rs. We look forward to continuing to serve you and staying connected during these challenging times.
Adaptive Sport Organizations
In addition to Paralyzed Veterans of Americas nationally recognized sports programs, we also are associated with the national governing bodies of many disabled sports organizations.
Adaptive Skiing Program Offered Free for Disabled Veterans
Adaptive Skiing Guide
American Wheelchair Bowling Association
Fishing Has No Boundaries, Central Ohio
National Wheelchair Softball Association
National Wheelchair Pool Players Association
National Wheelchair Basketball Association
United States Paralympics
United States Quad Rugby Association