Each year, hundreds of athletes come together to celebrate the largest annual wheelchair sports event in the world – the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. For the 34th time, the games will make history as national heroes take the competitions by storm.
A sports and rehabilitation program for military service veterans who use wheelchairs, the National Veterans Wheelchair Games provides athletes with the opportunity to compete in a variety of events, there is something for everyone:
- Air Rifle (new)
- 9 Ball
- Power Soccer
- Table Tennis
- Quad rugby
Organizers of the event are committed to improving the quality of life for veterans with disabilities across the nation by fostering healthy practices through sports and competition. The opportunity to interact with other athletes with disabilities, as well as improve skills, is truly priceless for these participants.
Veterans of all abilities are encouraged to apply for participation, from novices to 79-time medalists like Mike Savicki. Even those with new injuries are welcomed, with nearly one quarter of competitors being first time contestants.
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games will take place August 12-17 in Philadelphia and this event is open and free to the public