A Message from the PVA Sports Team:
After careful consideration, due to the evolving COVID-19
pandemic, our sports and recreation team, following the guidance of our Executive Committee, has decided to cancel the remaining sports and recreation events for FY 2020
. This will cover events that were scheduled to take place through June 30th. We are saddened to cancel these events, but the safety and health of our members and all participants are our first priority.
The sports team remains dedicated to bringing you the quality and quantity of opportunities in sports and recreation that you have been accustomed to. In the meantime, we would like for you to check out our online content as a way to stay engaged and receive the latest updates on our sports and recreation programs. Please visit us on our Paralyzed Veterans of America (Sports) Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pvasports/?ref=br_rs
. We look forward to continuing to serve you and staying connected during these challenging times.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our staff.
Impact of Adaptive Sports
What is the connection between baseball and a meaningful job? According Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for disability employment policy, she sees a clear case that sports — from baseball to trapshooting to handcycling — improve both quality of life and employment results for people with disabilities.
“Sports are ingrained in the American psyche; they’re a cultural force,” Martinez wrote. “Whether played in a large stadium or neighborhood park, they have the power not only to bring people together … but also to shape societal attitudes.”