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.