Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 14, 2014
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (http://www.dvnf.org), a nonprofit veterans service organization that provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom, announces it will attend the National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Philadelphia, PA.
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games is the largest annual wheelchair sports competition of its kind in the world.Each year more than 500 novice and experienced athletes meet for a week of archery, swimming, weightlifting, basketball, quad rugby, track, field, and more. Throughout the week, veterans realize their abilities and potential while enjoying the spirit of healthy activity and fellowship. The Department of Veterans Affairs and Paralyzed Veterans of America have co-presented the Games since 1985.
Among those competing in the games is Dr. Rory Cooper, the Director of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL), and disabled U.S. Army veteran. DVNF is currently raising $50,000 for Dr. Cooper’s team so they can purchase new equipment needed for their research and development on behalf of veterans with disabilities.
“The National Veterans Wheelchair Games are a great opportunity for disabled veterans to compete and overcome challenges through tremendous camaraderie,” said DVNF CEO, Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.). “We are thrilled to be a part of this event, and look forward to expressing our thanks to these veterans.”
DVNF will be on site during the week to offer support to the competitors at the games, offering various Health and Comfort items. DVNF brought 200 care kits to the event, which will be useful to the competitors. The games will last for the rest of the week.
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.
We achieve this mission by:
For more, go to http://www.dvnf.org.