Friday was the last day of the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic NVSSC and it was teams Phoenix and Titans turn to take to the water with Challenged America volunteers in the sailing event
Actress Bo Derek, a big supporter of disabled veterans causes, visited the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic yesterday.
Second day of the NVSSC, disabled veterans from teams Olympus and Poseidon at the sailing venue
The National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic (NVSSC), taking place in San Diego September 18-21, promotes rehabilitation of body and spirit by teaching summer sporting activities to Veterans with significant physical or psychological impairments. Veterans had the opportunity to sail the San Diego Bay and enjoy a friendly race against one another.
For the 5th year, Challenged America will host the sailing event. Over 100 Challenged America volunteers will spend a week helping and coaching disabled veterans on the water and on the docks. Challenged America’s Martin 16 boats and equipment are designed and built specifically to allow individuals with all levels of disability drive and handle the boat by themselves under the supervision of a specially trained companion sailor.
You only have to look at the smiles to understand why we volunteer
Challenged America will host the sailing venue for the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic for the fourth time.
Challenged America will welcome over 100 disabled and injured veterans for a week of sailing and competing on San Diego Bay
The disabled veterans will learn to sail and compete in a week of regattas on our Martin 16 boats, designed for the disabled, Harbor 20 boats on loan and will have the opportunity to sail on the America’s Cup boat Stars and Stripes (USA11)
Hosting an event like this is quite a challenge (no pun intended) and volunteers are needed to help us at the welcome booth, on the docks and as companion sailors
Several local businesses like Sail USA11 generously participate in the event supplying Stars and Stripes and a crew for the week long event, others loan their boats, volunteer their boat for families and caregivers and others, like Hipp Marine, supplying boats for race committee and safety.
To volunteer, please call our office at 619-523-9318 or RSVP on our Facebook volunteer group