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Paralyzed Veterans of America member Tina Leet

Sports Spotlight:
Tina Leet

“....Look for adaptive sports. It’s a good outlet that gets you back to where you feel good about yourself and not restricted by your limitations or injuries.”

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Sports Update

 

Want the latest information from our Sports and Recreation Department? Check out our Sports Update page.

 

Paralyzed veteran fishing

Sports Calendar

 

What’s on the schedule for our Sports and Recreation Department? From the PVA Bass Tour to our Trapshoot Circuit, take a look at upcoming sports events.

 

Slalom at the 33rd Natl Veterans Wheelchair Games

34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Philly: Where Heroes Make History

 

As the 2013 National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Tampa came to a close, planning is under way for the 34th Games to be held Aug. 12–17, 2014, in Philadelphia.

 

Softball at the 32nd National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Studies Show Link Between Adaptive Sports and Employment

 

“In my own experience, once I realized I could still live an active sports and recreation lifestyle, everything else – going back to work, continuing education, starting new activities – became second nature,” said Ernie Butler, sports director for Paralyzed Veterans of America.

 

Sports and Recreation Programs

  • Wheelchair Lacrosse Clinic Coming to Las Vegas May 14-15. More info at this link.

When paralyzed veterans returning from World War II began playing wheelchair basketball at Veterans Administration hospitals, they and VA recognized sports as a valuable rehabilitation tool. Chapters of the fledgling organization that would become Paralyzed Veterans of America helped to organize games in communities around the country—and organized wheelchair sports were born. Since that time, Paralyzed Veterans of America has become a recognized national leader in wheelchair sports and recreation.

In outdoor events such as trapshooting and bass fishing or indoor events such as billiards or bowling, athletes who participate in Paralyzed Veterans-sponsored events derive therapeutic benefits on physical, emotional, and social levels.

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