24. May 2012 17:03
Since it is almost June (how did that happen, anyway!?) we wanted to inform you of a really cool event coming to the Richmond area June 25-30. More than 600 veterans with disabilities will compete in the 32nd National Veterans Wheelchair Games. The games began over 30 years ago on the campus of Richmond VA Medical Center and will return there this year.
The wheelchair athletes will compete in the following events: air guns, track and field, quad rugby, weight lifting, archery, motorized wheelchair rally, softball, slalom, basketball, bowling, nine-ball pool, swimming, handcycling, power soccer, table tennis, and trapshooting.
The event will be held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center and other venues around Richmond. The cost is free for spectators and there will be bus shuttles to venues.
To learn more information about the games, please visit the website. If you are a veteran who would like to compete, please call (804) 675-5208. To volunteer call (804) 675-5135.
8. May 2012 07:19
Here is some information about a film festival coming to the Richmond area next week. We thought you might be interested in learning more and checking out some of the films -- they sound truly amazing!
The Weinstein JCC and the Saul Schottenstein Foundation B are proud to partner with the Richmond Community to bring the ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival program to Richmond during the week of May 14-21, 2012. The Weinstein JCC was chosen to host this important and very meaningful endeavor and was given a grant to make it happen by the Saul Schottenstein Foundation B.
ReelAbilities is a film festival that presents award-winning films that celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. These films are accompanied by discussions and other engaging programs in an effort to promote awareness and appreciation of the lives and stories of people with disabilities.
Click here to view the week's film schedule.