Hosted by Paralyzed Veterans of America, the first annual Quad Rugby Invitational adaptive sports event for wheelchair athletes will take place February 24 at the Shooter Indoor Sportsplex in Midlothian, Va.

The free event will include a free clinic on February 23 at 5:00 pm, led by Paralyzed Veterans’ partner Oscar Mike, and catered toward novice wheelchair athletes interested in learning advanced rugby skills and techniques.

As co-host of the National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG), Paralyzed Veterans has been offering adaptive rugby competitions annually as an integral part of its mission to improve the quality of life for individuals living with disabilities. The Quad Rugby Invitational will serve to broaden the scope and reach that the NVWG achieves, Paralyzed Veterans of America notes in a media release.

“Our mission for sports and recreation at Paralyzed Veterans of America is to improve the quality of life of paralyzed veterans and other persons with disabilities by assisting the expansion of both the quality and quantity of opportunities in sports and recreation, especially those activities which enhance lifetime health and fitness,” said Fabio Villarroel, Paralyzed Veterans’ acting director of sports and recreation, in the release.

For more information about the Quad Rugby Invitational event, and to inquire about volunteering opportunities, visit Paralyzed Veterans of America.

[Source(s): Paralyzed Veterans of America, PR Newswire]