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Fact Sheet

What
The National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic (NVSSC) promotes rehabilitation of body and spirit by teaching summer sporting activities to Veterans with significant physical or psychological impairments.
Who
Participation is open to U.S. military service Veterans with orthopedic amputations, traumatic brain injuries, burn injuries, psychological trauma, certain neurological conditions, visual impairment, spinal cord injuries and other eligible injuries incurred in the last six years.
When
September 16-21, 2012
Sponsor
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Events
Host Hotel – San Diego Marriott and Marina
Surfing – La Jolla Shores
Sailing – San Diego Harbor
Cycling – Coronado Island
Kayaking – Mission Bay Yacht Club
Track & Field – U.S. Olympic Training Center, Chula Vista
Why
VA is committed to improving the quality of life for Veterans with disabilities. Participants will develop sports skills and take part in a variety of adaptive sports workshops. Clinic participation demonstrates that having a physical or visual disability is not an obstacle to an active rewarding life.
Host
VA San Diego Healthcare System
Contacts
Tristan Heaton, Local Organizing Committee Chair, (858) 642-6426
Media Contact
Michael Molina , Public Affairs Coordinator, (202) 560-7305

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