The 36th National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) are going mobile – with a new app featuring real-time information about events, transportation and assistance.
The free NVWG mobile app, available for iOS and Android users on June 13, 2016, will be the go-to resource for Games attendees to receive real-time schedule updates, team assignments/brackets, interactive maps and breaking news. A web version of the app is also available for those without a mobile device. Download information:
- iOS/Apple devices at this link.
- Android at this link.
- The website version of the app can be accessed via this link.
“The launch of the very first NVWG mobile app represents a 21st Century leap forward for the country’s largest wheelchair sporting event,” said Sherman Gillums, Jr., executive director of Paralyzed Veterans of America. “These Games have served as the culmination of rehabilitation and celebration of camaraderie for paralyzed Veterans for 36 years. This exciting new app will provide athletes and attendees with services and information right at their fingertips in order to enhance the Games experience. I’m proud of the partnership between Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Department of Veterans Affairs as we strive to use advanced technology to make this year’s Games the best ever.”
The mobile app – sponsored by USAA for the 36th annual Games – enables users to view schedules, accessible transportation, first aid information, special events and breaking news. The app also will feature an interactive guide and floor plan for the Disabled Sports, Recreation and Fitness Expo, taking place Mon., June 27, and featuring more than 100 sports and recreation organizations and companies that provide health, wellness and accessibility products.
“I’m excited about the launch of the NVWG app, which will make it easier for Veterans, staff, sponsors, volunteers and other stakeholders to access critical information about the Games that will improve their experience,” said Dave Tostenrude, director of the National Veterans Wheelchair Games for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
For more information about downloading the NVWG app, view the video below.
Brittany Ballenstedt is a military spouse, freelance journalist and photographer in Washington, D.C.