Paralyzed Veterans of America
Veterans [Seriously Injured] – Adaptive Sports
Contact: (866) 734-0857
Service Area: DC
Serving: Veterans [Seriously Injured]
The Paralyzed Veterans of America Air Guns Program (air rifle and air pistol) provides instruction that ranges from introductory to advanced. Trained coaches and top instructors from around the country donate their time to help our veterans learn what it takes to compete in air guns and to help more seasoned competitors hone their skills.
The Paralyzed Veterans of America Bass Tour is a series two-day tournaments, held at various locations around the country. Each tournament consists of an Open/Team Competition for anglers who like to fish from a boat and a Bank Competition for competitors who prefer to fish from shore.
In the Open/Team Competition, disabled anglers are paired with able-bodied partners who serve as coaches, choose baits, and help find fishing locations. On the first day of competition only the disabled anglers compete for prizes. On the second day, the paired anglers compete as a team for cash prizes.
Paralyzed Veterans of America has engaged the National Wheelchair Poolplayers Association, Inc. (NWPA), the national governing body of wheelchair billiards, to assist in the development of a unique series of billiards tournaments for people with disabilities. Contact Travis Greaves at TravisG@pva.org for more information.
Similar to the Italian game of Bocce, Boccia is a Paralympic sport practiced in more than 50 countries, most frequently by individuals with spinal cord injuries or neurological disorders requiring a wheelchair.
Paralyzed Veterans of America welcomes veterans with all types and levels of injuries to our Boccia clinics. Able-bodied veterans can participate in the clinics by using a wheelchair to compete.
Paralyzed Veterans of America has engaged the American Wheelchair Bowling Association (AWBA) to sanction a tournament series. Contact Keith Cooper at KeithC@PVA.org for more information.