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Celebrating a Legendary Week

National Veterans Wheelchair Games

2011 Pittsburgh event logo: Where heroes become legends.

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Robert A. Petzel, the VA’s undersecretary for health, and Bill Lawson, national president of Paralyzed Veterans of America, who will address athletes and other guests this evening.

The city of Pittsburgh has witnessed magic this past week: One athlete after another has pushed through countless obstacles and triumphed, creating memories that will last long after the applause and cheers have faded.

Join us for an inspirational evening that celebrates a week’s worth of athletic skill and spirit. Tonight’s Closing Ceremonies and Banquet will take place in Hall B at the convention center. You must have bought a ticket in advance to attend.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with pre-ceremony entertainment from a local band. We will announce the 2011 Spirit of the Games winner before passing on the torch to next year’s host facility, the Hunter Holmes McGuire Richmond VA Medical Center. You also won’t want to miss a special video featuring the week’s highlights.

There will be a cash bar before the event begins.

Come celebrate a week that has allowed us all to see heroes become legends!

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