August 12-17, 2014
2014 NVWG Applications now available through April 15, 2014.
Select the Registration tab above for more informnation on how to register for this event.
The National Verterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) is a sports and rehabilitation program for military service veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition due to spinal cord injuries, amputations or certain neurological problems.
Attracting more than 500 athletes each year, the NVWG is the largest annual wheelchair sports event in the world.
The presenters of this event are committed to improving the quality of life for veterans with disabilities and fostering better health through sports competition. While past Games have produced a number of national and world-class champions, the Games also provide opportunities for newly-disabled veterans to gain sports skills and be exposed to other wheelchair athletes. Typically, one quarter of the competitors have never before participated in any type of organized wheelchair sports competition.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), with financial assistance from corporate, civic and veteran service organizations.
Competitive events at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games include air guns, archery, basketball, bowling, field events, handcycling, a motorized wheelchair rally, nine-ball, power soccer, quad rugby, slalom, softball, swimming, table tennis, track, trapshooting and weightlifting Athletes compete in all events against others with similar athletic ability, competitive experience or age.
Free. The public is most welcome.
The 2014 National Veterans Wheelchair Games will take place in the heart of Philadelphia. A city culturally diverse and rich in history, Veterans will have an opportunity to make history of their own.
The city of brotherly love: where liberty lives and Rocky rules ~ is now the city where heroes will make history.
The Philadelphia VA Medical Center is celebrating the half-way point to the kick-off of the August 12 National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Planning is well underway and looks like the 2014 NVWG will be one for the history books. Make sure that you get your registrations in by April 15, 2014.
Wheelchair Tennis comes to the 2014 NVWG in Philadelphia as an Exhibition Event. Don’t wait for August, get involved now!
3rd Annual Military Tennis Camp
May 20 – 24, 2014
San Diego, CA
Deadline: March 31, 2014
*Travel and all fees provided through grants and sponsorships with the US Tennis Association
POC – Mary Alice Hillier
Mail Registrations by April 15, 2014 to:
Att: Mary Hobbs
Registration, c/o Paralyzed Veterans of America
801 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-3517.
2014 Registration Recommendations and Updates:
Event assignments are given as the registrations are received. To make sure we have a quality competition and experience, some event enrollments are limited such as Trap Shooting and Air Pistol. Get your applications in early to assure your spot.
Changes in the 2014 NVWG Registration include:Certification for Wheelchairs and Specialty Equipment no longer needed. Wheelchair Repair will be available, but Veterans are responsible for their equipment and that it is in proper working condition at the time of competition.
For Questions, please contact the NVWG Director:
Contact the Event Director:
Dave Tostenrude, (202) 560-7352
Volunteers are vital to the success of the Games.
To find out what you can do to help, contact
2014 NVWG Local Volunteer Coordinator:
2014 NVWG Local Coordinator:
2014 NVWG LOC Public Affairs Director: