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2010 Participant News Release

 

Results for:
Lisa Wilson (Athlete # 126)


Event Class Division Results Place
Air Guns SH2 Open 417 3
Bowling - Manual (IV, V) IV Open 299 2
Field - Javelin (IV) IV Open 04.30 2
Power Soccer Team: Orange 3
Trap Shooting - With Assistance Open 04 1
above information current as of: 7/12/2010

 

Local Veteran Competes in National Veterans Wheelchair Games

         Denver, Co. -- July 7, 2010 --  Lisa Wilson, a disabled Army veteran from Cold Spring, Ky., 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.  Wilson, 46, is brain injured and currently receives care at the VA medical facility in Cincinnati, Ohio.

         Wilson is competing in the following events:

 
  • bowling
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  • javelin
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  • power soccer
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  • trap shooting
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  • air guns
  •          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). Wilson competes as a Class 4 in the Open 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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