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2010 Participant News Release

 

Results for:
Jimmie Loupe (Athlete # 483)


Event Class Division Results Place
Air Guns SH1 Masters 477
Bowling - Stick (II,III,IV,V) Para Masters 247 2
Motorized Rally IV Masters 15 1
Motorized Slalom (Hand Controls) IV Masters 04:48.91
Power Chair 200 (Hand Controls) IV Masters 01:26.87
above information current as of: 7/12/2010

 

Local Veteran Competes in National Veterans Wheelchair Games

         Denver, Co. -- July 7, 2010 --  Jimmie Loupe, a disabled Marine Corps veteran from Newburgh, N.Y., is competing in the 30th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, being held through July 9 in Denver, Colorado.  Attracting nearly 600 athletes each year, the National Veterans Wheelchair Games are the largest annual wheelchair sports event in the world. It is a multi-event sports and rehabilitation program for military service veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition due to spinal cord injuries, amputations, or certain neurological problems.  Loupe, 70, is an amputee and currently receives care at the VA medical facility in Castle Point, N.Y.

         Loupe is competing in the following events:

 
  • bowling
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  • powerchair 200
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  • powerchair relay
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  • air guns
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  • slalom
  •          Athletes in the Games compete within three divisions -- Masters (over age 40), Novice (first-time competitors in the Games), and Open (all others, or those who chose to compete in this category). They also compete within classes according to the level of their physical ability, with three quadriplegic-level classes (IA, IB, and IC), and four paraplegic-level or amputee classes (II, III, IV, and V). Loupe competes as a Class 4 in the Masters division.

             The Games are presented by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), and are hosted this year by the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care system (VA ECHS), and the Paralyzed Veterans of America Mountain States Chapter. Funded with help from a host of corporations and service organizations, the National Veterans Wheelchair Games are a showcase for the benefit of sports rehabilitative programs, and the remarkable athletic abilities and personal achievements of our nation's disabled veterans.

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    Note to Editor:  If you would like to interview this Veteran, contact Susan Varcie at (734) 417-6260 or (734) 845-3706 after July 10. For more information about the event, please visit the Games Web site at www.wheelchairgames.va.gov. Information above provided by the Veteran.

     

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