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
Day 4 of the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic NVSSC . We are seeing so many more double amputees this week, an unfortunate combat injury trend. At the same time, it’s amazing to see the spirit of these men and women who served us. It’s amazing to see their smiles, it’s very contagious and can get very emotional for us volunteers. For most of us, the NVSSC is the highlight of our year. There is noting that compares to giving back to those who gave so much to our country.
Yesterday, disabled veterans from teams Vulcan and Neptune experienced sailing and racing with Challenged America at the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic (NVSSC)
The National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic Program (NVSSC) gives Veterans with disabilities an opportunity for self development and challenge through education and recreational activities. It promotes rehabilitation by teaching summer sporting activities to Veterans with significant physical or psychological impairments.
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
First Day of the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic, 125 disabled veterans are in San Diego for a week of sports and friendly competitions. yesterday, it was Teams Poseidon and Mercury’s turn to experience sailing with Challenged America volunteers
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.
We’re pleased to announce that Challenged America will once again support the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic for recently injured veterans. From the San Diego Marriott Marquis Hotel and Marina, September 16 – 21, 2012. Mark your calendars today to help out. More details later.
Urban Miyares, president of the San Diego-based Disabled Businesspersons Association, has been named outreach specialist for a new Blinded Veterans Initiative at The Hadley School for the Blind. Miyares is a blinded and multi-disabled veteran who brings more than 40 years experience as an entrepreneur to his new role.
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are an estimated 158,300 legally blind veterans and 700,000 veterans with low vision. In addition, approximately 7,000 veterans become newly blind or visually impaired each year from non-combat related causes. Compounding the problem is that approximately 70 percent of working age Americans who are blind or visually impaired are unemployed or underemployed.