VA Gives $8 Million in Adaptive Sports Grants to Benefit Disabled Veterans
Adaptive sports are a growing part of life for many disabled veterans who are learning new and innovative ways to enjoy old hobbies or discover new ones. Over the past decade, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has increased its support of adaptive sports programs, including the development of several national events such as the Warrior Games and Summer Sports Clinic.
Recently, the VA announced $8 million in grants will be going to 89 programs across the nation. These national, regional, and community programs serve veterans in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and Columbia.
The grants will go to the following organizations.
- National governing bodies of Paralympic activities.
- Veterans service organizations that develop adaptive sports programs.
- City and regional governments seeking to create or enhance their existing programs.
- Community groups involved in providing or supporting veterans services and adaptive sports.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald agrees that adaptive sports are an important part of helping disabled veterans return to civilian life and adapt to their new situation. “Adaptive sports help Veterans heal both physically and emotionally,” he said, “We are proud to partner with organizations nationwide to provide these rehabilitative opportunities for America’s Veterans.”
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