Central Florida PVA Sports Program
Participation in physical activities is essential to prevent people with disabilities from surrendering themselves to confinement due to PTSD, injury or illness.
Encouraging our members to stay healthy, active and engaged through sports and recreation is a primary mission of the Central Florida Chapter. We provide access to a variety of local, regional and national adaptive sports programs.
In addition to sports, the chapter organizes recreational and social activities each month throughout the year. Our programs are provided at no or minimal cost. Adaptive equipment is available for use during each of our sporting programs.
2018 National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Each year, we proudly sponsor a team of members to attend the nation’s largest annual wheelchair event…The National Veterans Wheelchair Games.
As we are ramping up for the 2018 National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Orlando. We are starting up our training calendar for this year. The Adaptive Sports Program at Lake Nona is requesting ALL Athletes to have their paperwork done before the end of the month. This is to ensure getting equipment, evaluations and number of athletes confirmed for Central Florida.
DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS FOR THE GAMES IS APRIL 15th.
Come and Support our Central Florida/Orlando VA Team this year in Orlando for the 38th National Veterans Wheelchair Games. This year we have over 700 athletes registered for the games at the Orlando East-West Convention Center.
These athletes are training hard, along with novice athletes, “Conquering the Challenge”.
For more information on volunteering at the event, click on VOLUNTEER.
Information on registration, rules and scheduling click wheelchairgames.
Central Florida PVA 2017 Participants
AIR RIFLE/AIR PISTOL
We have partnered with Adaptive Sports USA for another year. Through their Paralympic Grant we have added an Orion Scoring System for our Veterans Air Rifle/Pistol Program.
Starting March 20th at 1pm, we will be starting our Air Rifle Training Program here at the Chapter for any Veteran who would like to train. We are adding another Range Safety Officer and member to our team. Please join with me as we welcome one our chapter members, Tim Wolfe, to our Shooting Program Team. I have asked if he would help us with our Competitive Shooting Programs here at the chapter.
Please contact the chapter or check our website for up to date information regarding our Shooting Programs.
Starting Thursday March 22nd, Bowling will begin again at Airport Bowl in Sanford Bowling will be every other week on Thursdays from 10a-1p. We encourage our members to reach out to their family and fellow veterans, who like to bowl, to come and join us. If it is too far for you to come, please let us know of your local bowling center and your desire to bowl. We are going to have a virtual bowling league from all of the bowling centers to see who is leading the pack. You can go to your bowling center and then send your scores into me. The scores will be posted on our website to keep everyone up to date on their progress. In order to do this we need you to register with the Chapter. Please email in a copy of your scores every two weeks to RogerS@PVACF.org.
In May of 2000, Florida Disabled Anglers (FDA) was created because of the need for such an organization in Central Florida to enable persons with disabilities the opportunity to participate in a quality fishing event on a regular basis throughout the year. From the first tournament that witnessed 3 disabled anglers, we have grown in size and popularity to several times as many anglers participating in the tournament trail. FDA is still in the growing stages, and there is room for anyone wishing to join our family for a lot of fun and great fellowship. For more information contact RogerS@PVACF.org Or the Central Florida chapter office: office@PVACF.org
Are you egistered for the NVWG Golf Exhibition? Even if you’re not, we would like to help you sharpen your game. Give us a call here at the chapter to arrange time on the range and course.
We do have a simulator that you can come and use to work out at the chapter. Just let us know you when you would like to come and we will work out a training time for you.
For more information contact RogerS@pvacf.org.
In March, two of our chapter members, Army CSM, Patrick Corcoran and Air Force SGT, Tim Wolfe, along with Army SPC, Veteran Dortrie “Bird’ Jones participated in the 2nd Annual Warrior Turkey Hunt at Buck Island Ranch. “Bird” Jones was the first Veteran to shoot a Turkey, following that up with a catfish and shooting two wild hogs. Pat and I were blessed to be able to shoot two nice birds as well. This hunt was a part of our partnership with Lt. General Randy West of Patriots 4/Veterans Outdoor Fund (Formally known as OHRF), along with Buck Island Ranch, Archbold Research Center, Dee Dot Timberlands.
We want to take time to thank Mossy Oak and the Turkey Thugs for another successful hunt.
The Central Florida Chapter has a Para-Powerlifting and Para-weightlifting program here at our facility. Our chapter is growing in this sport,as we serve veterans throughout Central Florida thru training and competitions. We are currently preparing for the Dixie Games and the National Veterans Wheelchair Games here in Orlando in July of this year.
For more information contact: RogerS@PVACF.org.
We are currently looking to book a day at the Polk County Trap and Skeet Range in Winter Haven for our members. Our Chapter purchased a Trap unit to help with the NVWG 2018 Games and it has been installed.
We have made an agreement with them to be able to bring up to 30 of our members out to shoot at their facility. First come first served in this program.
LET’S GO SHOOT SOME CLAYS!!!
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