Salisbury VA team competing in National Veterans Wheelchair Game - | WBTV Charlotte

Salisbury VA team competing in National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Source: Salisbury VAMC Source: Salisbury VAMC
SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) -

Athletes representing the Salisbury Veterans Administration Medical Center are competing this week in the 37th annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Cincinnati, Ohio.

"Team Blue Steel," the Salisbury VA team, had received two gold medals in the early part of the competition. Milas Wyatt received Gold in Table Tennis in his division and Michael Lambourne received Gold in 9 Ball in his division.

The team this year is competing in almost all of the competitive categories this year including bowling, hand cycling, basketball, billiards, field sports and more.

Co-Presented by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Paralyzed Veterans of America, the National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) is a rehabilitation and wheelchair sports program empowering Veterans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, amputations and other neurological injuries to live more active and healthy lives through wheelchair sports and recreation.

Each summer, veterans from across the United States, including a team from Great Britain, travel to a new community hosting the NVWG.

During the week, veterans compete in 19 wheelchair sports events while providing encouragement and mentoring for new veterans. Veterans at the Games truly educate newly disabled veterans on what is possible and those witnessing the events realize that limitations are only state of mind.

Any veteran with a spinal cord injury, Multiple Sclerosis, amputation or other neurological injury that uses wheelchair for sport, and, must be eligible for care in the VA.

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