VA Awards Grants for Adaptive Sports Organizations

$16 million will help more than 13,000 veterans with disabilities.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the awarding of nearly $16 million in grants to organizations that provide adaptive sports to disabled Veterans. Paralympic sports all qualify as adaptive sports, and this year scuba, CrossFit, and sailing certifications were added as qualified programs for the grants. This money will help more than 13,000 veterans with disabilities participate in these beneficial and recreational activities.

“Adaptive sports empower Veterans to live without limits,” said VA National Veterans Sports Programs & Special Events Director Leif Nelson. “These Veteran athletes should be focused on having fun, staying healthy, competing, and rehabilitating – free of concern about the structural or financial challenges associated with adaptive sports – and that’s exactly what these grants will help them do.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary McDonough to be led by the Lord as he heads the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • For VA officials as they seek to support disabled veterans and provide opportunities to participate in sports.
  • For the president and his advisors as they consider benefits and care for veterans.

Sources: Department of Veterans Affairs


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