Paralyzed Veterans of America Receives VA/USOC Grant

Grant money to provide enhanced sport programming for disabled veterans and disabled members of the armed forces 

Paralyzed Veterans Racing team member at the 2012 Army Ten-MilerParalyzed Veterans of America has been selected to receive grant funding from the U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), through funding provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.  The grants are provided to organizations to facilitate the growth of Paralympic-sport programming for disabled veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces.

“Sports and recreation remain an integral part of rehabilitation for our injured and disabled veterans, and this grant funding will help us continue to provide top-notch sports programs for our veterans,” said Andy Krieger, director of sports and recreation at Paralyzed Veterans of America.

The funds from the grant will be used to help support the handcycling, trapshooting, bowling and air rifle/air pistol programs Paralyzed Veterans currently provides to veterans with disabilities. The funds will also help the organization continue to develop and implement quality programs, assist local chapters hosting tournaments and create participation opportunities for disabled veterans.

Grant funding to community sport organizations is provided through a partnership between the USOC and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Grants are provided to USOC partner organizations to increase the number and quality of opportunities for physically and visually impaired veterans to participate in physical activity within their home communities and in more advanced Paralympic and adaptive sport programs.

For more information about Paralyzed Veterans’ sport and recreation programs, please visit www.pva.org/sports.

 

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