Please see below for answers to common questions about the 2022 National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Our official mobile app is also a very useful resource. If you have further questions not answered below please contact us. 2023 FAQs are coming soon.
Q: What COVID-19 mandates are going to be required in Tempe this summer?
A: VA and PVA remain committed to honoring our nation’s Veterans by ensuring a safe environment to deliver exceptional health care. The National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) will follow a COVID-19 plan which will be integrated into the operations of the in-person events for 2022.
Participants including registered Veterans, caregivers, VA staff, non-VA staff, registered volunteers, exhibitors, sponsors and other stakeholders will receive specific guidance in the coming weeks. This will include a NVWG Safety Playbook which outlines what we all must do to keep one another safe while returning to live, in-person programming. We will also continue to offer at-home engagement opportunities to support rehabilitation goals.
Q: Will attendance be limited?
A: If there are attendance limitations, priority will be given to Veterans based on the order in which their completed applications have been received.
Q: Will I be required to wear a mask at all times, including during my competitive events?
A: Requirements for mask wearing will be outlined in the forthcoming NVWG Safety Playbook.
Q: Are families allowed to attend events?
A: The NVWG recognizes the important role that families and caregivers play in supporting our athletes. In 2022, to ensure a safe environment, there will be limitations on the number of attendees. Specifics will be outlined in the NVWG Safety Playbook.
Q: Will my caregiver be allowed to attend events with me? If so, will they need to be vaccinated?
A: Caregivers, along with all other participants will be required to comply with the rules outlined in the NVWG Safety Playbook which will be available in the coming weeks.
Q: Is the event still open to the public/spectators?
Q: When will registration open?
A: Registration will be open from February 1, 2022, until April 4, 2022. All medical forms need to be postdated by April 4, 2022. Please follow the registration guidelines per the NVWG Event Guide.
Q: Do I have to complete the full NVWG Registration for the 2022 NVWG atHOME events?
A: Yes, Veterans will have to complete the full registration in order to compete in either the in person or atHOME events.
Q: Can I compete in both the in-person block and virtually?
A: Yes, you may compete in both the in-person events and the atHOME virtual events. Additionally, the 5-event limit rule is waived for 2022. See Registration page for more information. The virtual atHOME events of Air Gun Postal Matches, Cycling, Swimming and Trapshooting must be completed and scores submitted between June 27, 2022 through July 1, 2022.
Q: What events will take place virtually?
A: For the 41st National Veterans Wheelchair Games, Air Guns Postal Matches, Swimming, Trapshooting and Cycling will be virtual competitions. Esports and Adaptive Fitness will be both virtual and in person.
Q: When does travel information need to be submitted?
A: All travel information needs to be submitted by June 1, 2022. If travel is not submitted, we will assume that we you will not need assistance at the airport. Additionally, no luggage tag will be sent to the athlete. Please visit the Hotel & Travel page for more information.
Q: Where can I find my team’s hotel assignment?
A: Hotel assignments are listed on wheelchairgames.org, under the Athlete tab, under Hotel and Travel .
Q: When will my registration be confirmed?
A: Confirmation emails will be sent in April 2022. Registration packets will be sent by June 15, 2022.
Q: Will any events be held outdoors?
A: All the NVWG events will be indoors this year in air-conditioned facilities. Any areas that Veterans will be outside (i.e., waiting for the NVWG buses will be shaded and/or air-conditioned.) The NVWG Team is doing everything to prepare for the heat. It is recommended that when traveling in the summer, individuals get a cooling vest if temperature regulation is an issue.
Q: Where can I find information about the 2022 National Veterans Wheelchair Games?
A: There are many places to find information on the NVWG. First, your coaches have all the up-to-date information. Second, please use the NVWG Event Guide for all registration and event information. Third, check back here at wheelchairgames.org website as information is updated regularly. We also highly encourage you to download the NVWG app so you can stay up to date on the latest information or any changes, and get push notifications