More than 600 veterans and 3,000 volunteers will converge in Cincinnati next week for the 37th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, held July 17-22. The National Veterans Wheelchair Games is the largest annual wheelchair multi-sport and rehabilitation event in the world.
Beginning Monday, July 17, hundreds of athletes will compete in 18 sporting events, including basketball, quad rugby, power soccer, softball, swimming and weightlifting, among others. Events will take place at the Duke Energy Convention Center and various venues throughout the Cincinnati region, and are free and open to the public.
“We are thrilled to hold this year’s National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Cincinnati, a truly great American city,” said Al Kovach, national president of the Paralyzed Veterans of America. “Between the inspiring athletes, the incredible support from the local community and the extraordinary sporting events that will take place, this week is sure to be unforgettable for both the athletes and for Cincinnati.”