The Department of Veterans Affairs and Paralyzed Veterans of America are excited to roll out the 2020 NVWGatHOME initiative. Although our in person NVWG event in Portland was canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic, our mission continues.
The mission of the National Veterans Wheelchair Games is to empower Veterans to be active, independent and engaged in sports, fitness and recreation throughout the year, not just one week of the summer. We may not be able to come together in Portland this summer, but we sure can come together virtually as a community! Let the Games Begin!
REGISTRATION & ELIGIBILITY
Participation in NVWGatHOME is open to Veterans who have met the NVWG eligibility criteria and who completed online registration for the 2020 National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) in Portland. The NVWG Waiver and Liability AND Concussion forms from the 2020 NVWG Registration are required
. We will review previously submitted applications for this information. If forms have not been received or are incomplete, you will be required to submit this information in order to participate.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
Beginning June 1st
, Veterans will be able to participate virtually in a number of competitive events to earn a medal, including air guns, a disc golf challenge, e-sports video gaming, a cycling challenge and more.
Please see the event guide
for additional information and full details about all of the events.
Education Session Schedule
A virtual awards ceremony will be held on Friday, July 17, at 12 noon EDT. More details are coming soon.
HOW TO WATCH AND SUPPORT ATHLETES AT HOME
If you are not able to participate but would like to support our athletes, we encourage you to follow along on Facebook for the latest updates on what our NVWGatHOME competitors are doing. Follow PVA on Facebook @paralyzedveterans and VA Adaptive Sports & Arts @Sports4Vets to catch all the action.
FOLLOW THE TORCH
Follow the torch from Portland, OR to New York City -- the site of the 2021 National Veterans Wheelchair Games! The torch will move across the country this week as our NVWGatHOME 30-day Cycling Challenge athletes earn their miles, and help move the torch from coast to coast.
DOWNLOAD THE NVWG MOBILE APP
Everything you need for the National Veterans Wheelchair Games is on our free mobile app! It is your go-to resource for event information, real-time schedule updates and notifications, an interactive Expo floor plan, and more.
Three ways to access the app from your smart device:
- Download now at https://crowd.cc/s/3Ruxu
- Search Google Play or the App Store for “National Veterans Wheelchair Games.”
- Open your Wheelchair Games app from last year. Tap the menu and hit “Switch Event” to view the NVWGatHOME content.