The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic (NVSSC), an event open to all US military service veterans with conditions including traumatic brain injury (TBI) and orthopedic amputations, is slated to be held September 16 to 21 and hosted by the VA San Diego Healthcare System. The clinic aims to teach summer sporting activities to veterans with significant physical or psychological impairments.
The release notes that events include surfing at La Jolla Shores, sailing at San Diego Harbor, cycling at Coronado Island, kayaking at Mission Bay Yacht Club, and track and field, to be held at the US Olympic Training Center, Chula Vista.
In addition to veterans with TBI and orthopedic amputations, the VA reports that participation in the events is also open to US military service veterans with burn injuries, psychological trauma, certain neurological conditions, visual impairment, spinal cord injuries (SCIs), and other eligible injuries incurred within the past 6 years.
The clinic is designed to demonstrate that a physical or visual disability should not be viewed as obstacles to achieving an active and rewarding life. The VA adds that the clinic also targets the ability to allow participants to develop sport skills and take part in a variety of adaptive sports workshops.
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