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National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic

What is the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic?
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. The Clinic features adaptive surfing, sailing, cycling (hand and tandem), track and field events and kayaking.

Who can participate in the Clinic?
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 is the Summer Sports Clinic?
The Clinic takes place September 15 – 20, 2013 .

Where is the Summer Sports Clinic taking place?
The Clinic will be held in and around the beautiful city of San Diego, California. There will also be a trip to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. Please visit www.sandiego.org for more information about the city.

How do I participate in the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic?
For information or to request an application, please contact Tristan Heaton (858) 642-6426.

Is there funding available for Veterans attending the Summer Sports Clinic?
Contact the Veterans Affairs Medical Center where you receive care, or a local Veterans Service Organization (VSO) for additional information. Lodging cost is the responsibility of the Veteran. Bring additional funds for experiencing activities in San Diego.  

What do I need to bring with me to the event?
Participants should bring clothes for hot weather, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, medication and personal identification. Temperatures range between 50 to 110 degrees, plan your wardrobe accordingly.

How are meals handled at the Summer Sports Clinic?
Meals will be provided to all of the Veteran participants.


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