Veterans Prepare for National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic

6th Annual VA Event Introduces Veterans to Adaptive Sports

More than 100 recently injured Veterans from across the country are set to gather in San Diego for the 6th National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic Sept. 14-20, including La Jolla Shores.

The week-long clinic is a rehabilitation sports and recreation event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Veterans Canteen Service, Fisher House, Jim & Jane Slattery and The Slattery Family Foundation, and other community sponsors.

Events begin Sept. 16 and include adaptive kayaking, sailing, archery, rowing, cycling and surfing. Additional venue locations include the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, the Mission Bay Yacht Club, Fiddler’s Cove and Tidelands Park in Coronado, and the United States Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.

Participants’ injuries include orthopedic amputations, traumatic brain injuries, burn injuries, psychological trauma, certain neurological conditions, visual impairments, spinal cord injuries, as well as other eligible injuries.

The VA San Diego Healthcare System has hosted the event since its inauguration in 2008. As a provider for more than 74,000 Veterans, the VA San Diego Healthcare System is committed to ensuring every Veteran enrolled in healthcare receives the best care anywhere.

VA is a recognized leader in rehabilitative and recreational therapies, and operates more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers.

For more information about the Summer Sports Clinic, visit

www.summersportsclinic.va.gov

   
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