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Registration Is Open for 35th Annual Wheelchair Games

This year's games, BIG City, BIG Wheels, BIG Heart, will attract more than 600 athletes who will compete in archery, basketball, swimming, and a host of additional sports.


The largest annual wheelchair sports event in the world is open for registration through April 15, 2015. The National Veterans Wheelchair Games is a sports and rehabilitation program cosponsored since 1985 by VA and Paralyzed Veterans of America for veterans with spinal cord injuries, amputations, or neurologic problems. Each year, the games attract > 600 athletes who compete in archery, basketball, bowling, hand cycling, power soccer, quad rugby, swimming, weight lifting, and other sports.

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This year’s games, with the theme BIG City, BIG Wheels, BIG Heart, will take place in Dallas, Texas, June 21 through June 26. Jeff Milligan, director of VA North Texas Health Care System, and Steven Ray, chapter president of Lone Star Paralyzed Veterans, are hosting the event.

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