2016 National Veterans Wheelchair Games
On June 27th, 2016 over 500 Disabled Veterans in wheelchairs will gather in Salt Lake City, Utah for 6 days of athletic competition for the 36th National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG). This year, our chapter will be helping paralyzed veterans from PVACF attend the Games by providing 75% of the funding needed. We need your help in funding the remaining costs. Each veteran will need airline tickets to Salt Lake City, hotel reservations and food for 6 days. It will cost each veteran approximately $1,800 to attend the Games. So, we are asking our community to help sponsor our Central Florida team.
What is the National Veterans Wheelchair Games?
The NVWG are multi-event sports and rehabilitation programs open to U.S. military service veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition due to spinal cord injuries, certain neurological conditions, amputations or other mobility impairments. This year, there will be 19 adaptive sports to compete in including track & field events, wheelchair slalom, quad rugby, basketball, air-rifles, softball, hand-cycling, 9-ball and bowling. More information can be found at www.WheelchairGames.org
What is Paralyzed Veterans of America?
Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) is a congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely to serving veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For nearly 70 years, PVA has worked to ensure benefits, quality health care, accessibility, employment, and rehabilitative sports and recreation for veterans with disabilities. With more than 70 offices and 34 chapters, PVA serves veterans, their families and caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Paralyzed Veterans of America Central Florida (PVACF) organized in 1977. Current membership is 380 members.
How can you help?
Call or email the PVACF office and ask about our current fundraising opportunities.
• Company and individual sponsorships are available at the “2nd Annual Jerry Dugan Memorial Golf Tournament” on June 13th. More information can be found on our website at www.PVACF.org
• You can send a check directly to PVACF. Please put “NVWG” in the memo section so they know these funds go directly to the NVWG team. 100% of all donations to the NVWG team go directly to funding the team. PVACF is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Thank you for helping us build our team and get to Salt Lake City this year,
NVWG Central Florida Team Member
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