Participation is open to veterans with spinal cord injuries, amputations, multiple sclerosis, or other central neurological conditions who require a wheelchair for competition. Physical disabilities must impact mobility and be both permanent and measurable. Exclusionary primary diagnoses include but are not limited to pain, arthritis, and emotional and psychological conditions. All veterans registering for the Wheelchair Games must be eligible to receive care at a VA medical facility.
Events and Divisions
Athletes can participate in more than 20 events including Air Pistol, Air Rifle, Archery, Basketball, Boccia, Bowling, Cycling, Field, Motor Rally, Nine Ball, Power Soccer, Quad Rugby, Slalom (obstacle course), Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Track, Trapshooting, Powerlifting, 9-Hole Golf Scramble, and Team Relay.
In all events, athletes compete against others with similar athletic ability, competitive experience, or age.
Registration for the 40th National Veterans Wheelchair Games will open in January 2020. The event is limited to 600 athletes, so plan to register early! Completed registration forms are accepted in the order they are entered, with priority given to novice athletes.
One coach per five athletes may register by completing the required coach registration forms. All registration deadlines apply to both coaches and athletes.
We will provide registered athletes with reduced room rates at official hotels, complimentary Light Rail passes, and meal debit cards. More information will be posted in early 2020.