2020 NVWG At Home

This year’s National Veterans Wheelchair Games look a little different

 

More than 300 disabled veterans from across the country would’ve been competing at the 40th Annual National Wheelchair Veterans Games (NVWG) this week in Portland, Ore., if not for the COVID-19 pandemic.

But, like true warriors, they know that the mission doesn’t always go to plan, and they’re forced to adapt, overcome and improvise a new mission.

Thanks to the efforts of Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) and the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), the Games will go on in a virtual format called, NVWG at Home, (NVWGatHome).

The NVWGatHome opening ceremony is set for July 12, 2020, and while orientation and practice webinars have been taking place since early June, the NVWGatHome competition is set to kick off with the Cascade Cup preliminaries.

Here’s a full schedule of NVWGatHome events. Those interested in seeing the games can visit PVA’s Facebook page at ParalyzedVeterans or the VA’s Facebook page at Sports4Vets.

 

DayTimeEvent Event Official
Sunday - July 125:00pm (EST)Opening Ceremony
Monday - July 1312:00pm (EST)Outdoor Adventure Programs as Health Health Care: Implications for People Living with MSTracy Herring, PhD, Lindsey Knowles, PhD and kevin Alschuler, PhD
3:00pm (EST)Cascade Cup - Preliminary
Tuesday - July 1412:00pm (EST)Introduction of Adaptive Sports in a Seated Position to Veterans with Vision LossRachel Smith, CTRS, Janessa Baccay, MA, COMS
1:00pm (EST)E-Sports - Rocket League Preliminary
5:00pm (EST)Disc Golf
Wednesday July 1512:00pm (EST)Concussion Management Program Baseline Database Initiative in W/C AthletesDr. Ken Lee, Dr. Michael Uihlen and Dr. Michael Harper
12:00pm (EST)Postal Air Rifle
5:00pm (EST)Team Challenge
Thursday - July 161:00pm (EST)Cascade Cup - Finals
E-Sports - Rocket League Finals
Friday - July 1712:00pm (EST)NVWGatHome Awards Ceremonies
3:00pm (EST)NVWGatHome 5K Cycle, Walk or Roll
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Veterans compete in field events at the 2019 NVWG in Louisville, Ky. (Photo by Christopher Di Virgilio).
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