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Event Information

National Veterans Wheelchair Games


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Dates: Aug 13 - Aug 17, 2014

2014 Event Schedule

Host Medical Center: Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA.

The city of brotherly love: where liberty lives and Rocky rules ~ is now the city where heroes will make history.

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 Aug. 12-17.

"The Philadelphia VA Medical Center and the city of Philadelphia are gearing up for the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games," said Bethany Purdue, local organizing committee coordinator. "Our community will embrace these Veterans and their competitive spirit."

With a reputation as a serious sports town, Purdue noted that athletes will feel right at home and that fans will be sure to cheer them onto victory as they go for the gold, silver and bronze.

The National Veterans Wheelchair Games is an annual event sponsored by Veterans Affairs and the Paralyzed Veterans of America. More than 600 Veterans compete in 17 sporting events to include basketball, hand cycling and rugby.

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Governing Bodies, Associations, and Clubs

If you are interested in learning more about the events that make up the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, these are the organizations that guide the competition and can provide the information to help prepare you to excel at the Games.


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Paralyzed Veterans of America

  • PVA Sports Consultant:
    Tom Brown
    (817) 673-2812
  • Sports & Recreation Program:
    Mary Hobbs
    (800) 424-8200, ext.752


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