First held in 1981, this has become the largest annual wheelchair sports competition in the world. This event offers 17 different sports to Veterans who use wheelchairs due to spinal cord injuries, amputations and neurological diseases. The Games promote rehabilitation through rigorous competition in such events as basketball, rugby, softball, handcycling and others.
While past Games have produced national and world-class champions, the Games also provide opportunities for newly disabled Veterans to gain sports skills and be exposed to other wheelchair athletes.
Events, activities and celebrations around the World to celebrate the 5th International Wheelchair Day, a day when wheelchair users around the World celebrate the positive impact the wheelchair has had on their lives while reflecting upon the challenges it brings. It’s also a day to consider that there are tens of millions of people in the World who need a wheelchair and a supportive infrastructure, which we are addressing through project 24902 + A Million.