Medical Solutions Supplier’s Government Sector Team continues to show support for the Veterans they serve by sending a team of volunteers to assist at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, August 12 – 17 in Philadelphia. “Along with cheering the competitors on, we count it a privilege to shake our veterans’ hands and thank them for their service to our country,” added Eric Ansart, National Sales Team Leader.
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) is a sports and rehabilitation program for military service veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition due to spinal cord injuries, amputations or certain neurological problems. Attracting more than 500 athletes each year, the NVWG is the largest annual wheelchair sports event in the world.
The presenters of this event are committed to improving the quality of life for veterans with disabilities and fostering better health through sports competition. While past Games have produced a number of national and world-class champions, the Games also provide opportunities for newly-disabled veterans to gain sports skills and be exposed to other wheelchair athletes. Typically, one quarter of the competitors have never before participated in any type of organized wheelchair sports competition.
The Games are presented by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), with financial assistance from corporate, civic and veteran service organizations.
Competitive events at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games include air guns, archery, basketball, bowling, field events, hand cycling, a motorized wheelchair rally, nine-ball, power soccer, quad rugby, slalom, softball, swimming, table tennis, track, trapshooting and weightlifting Athletes compete in all events against others with similar athletic ability, competitive experience or age.
Admission to the Games is free and the public is welcome to attend. For more information, visit http://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/wcg/index.asp.
Since 1994, Medical Solutions Supplier has been an industry leading provider of compression pump therapy devices that treat circulatory disorders and their resulting conditions. The Company’s Government Sector Division works with VA hospitals around the nation to help Veterans combat arterial and venous diseases, chronic venous edema and chronic wounds. To learn more about Medical Solutions Supplier, visit www.medsolsupplier.com/va.