Virtual
Events


While we may not be able to provide our regular in-person adaptive sports programs just yet, your PVA Sports team is working hard to provide a variety of sports and recreation activities that you can participate in virtually. Please check back frequently as we will be adding new events and programs.
 


Wheelchair Dance & Adaptive Fitness Classes

Join us! 

Paralyzed Veterans of America is partnering with Wheelchair Dancers Organization to host a Virtual Family Inclusive Dance Class and DIO Adaptive Fitness Class! 
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Virtual Family Inclusive Dance Class  - Fridays at 4:30 pm PST/7:30 EST 
November 6—December 18 (no class on Nov. 27) 

Class schedule:

  • 11/6/20 Hip Hop with Troy Wilson & Evan Petros 
  • 11/13/20 Latin Jazz with Diana Follegati & Andrea Rivera
  • 11/20/20 Bollywood with Lekha Motiwala & Evan Petros
  • 12/4/20  Island Fusion with Ramon Ivey & Ania Flatu
  • 12/11/20 Contemporary with Alyssa Bambrick & Karma LaDonna
  • 12/18/20 Country Western Line Dance Jason Rivers & Karma LaDonna

Virtual Dance It Out Adaptive Fitness Class  - Saturdays at 9:30 am PST/12:30 pm EST 

November 7—December 12 (no class on Nov. 28) 

Bring the whole family! Exercise and have fun while dancing to over 20 different styles of dance from around the world. Whether you are a walker (able-bodied) or a roller (using a wheelchair) our DIO Adaptive Fitness Program offers simple routines for all levels of mobility.

All abilities, ages and levels are welcome. Classes taught by Michele Jones, DIO Master Trainer and Karma LaDonna, Certified Instructor.

Register Now


Adaptive Scuba

Interested in adaptive scuba diving?

Listen to our recent webinar to learn more

Adaptive Yoga

PVA is offering FREE adaptive yoga classes on Mondays, Weds, and Saturday at 11 am EDT.
Join experienced yoga instructor and active PVA community member Audrey Lee as she teaches yoga for all ability levels, even first-timers! Classes will be held over Zoom conferencing. Class is inclusive and open to anyone and anybody interested.

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Watch a sample class


Air Rifle Instruction

PVA Sports Program Manager, John Arbino, is providing precision Air Gun Instruction from the comfort of home. He is an accomplished rifle marksman and has attended the Advanced Rifle Coach school at the Olympic Training Center. The next sessions will begin January 7. The registration link will soon be posted; please check back.
 
Air Gun Session 105

  • 7 Jan, 3pm EST Good Training v. Bad Training
  • 14 Jan, 3pm EST- Equipment & Classification
  • 21 Jan, 3pm EST- Developing the Shot Plan
  • 28 Jan, 3pm EST- Mental Components of Shooting Sports
  • 4 Feb, 3pm EST - Dry Fire Training & Match Preparation     

Please email John Arbino JohnAR@pva.org if you have any questions.


Boccia

Boccia 102, which will be hosted by USA Boccia National Certified coach John Arbino, will cover everything from the history of boccia to rules of the game and adaptive equipment used to make boccia accessible.  Upcoming dates are as follows: 

  • 3 Dec, 3pm EST - History, Classification & Equipment
  • 10 Dec, 3pm EST - Game Play and Rules of Boccia
  • 17 Dec, 3pm EST - Strategy and Training Exercises


Please email John Arbino JohnAR@pva.org  if you have any questions.

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Book Club

All are invited to join us at our monthly PVA Virtual Book Club discussions. Books are selected randomly per attendees’ recommendations, and lively discussions are held via Zoom every four weeks. It’s a fun way to connect virtually! Our next reading will be held in January.

Register Now
 
For questions, please email MaryH@pva.org.


Car Show 

Thank you to all our PVA car show registrants who participated in our first virtual car show event; and thank you to Greg Grifana for judging these awesome vehicles!  Please click here to view the photo album.


E-Sports

We will be hosting adaptive gaming tournaments for Veterans and people with disabilities soon with prizes and bragging rights on the line!  Email TravisG@pva.org If you want to find out more, or join our community of gamers as we practice for these tournaments, hang out, and prepare! Experienced instructor Travis Greaves will act as coach and team member, walking all levels of players through improving and setting up their games.

Upcoming Tournaments: TBD
 

Nutrition Classes

Are you interested in eating healthier? Join us monthly the 2nd Thursday of every month at 3:00 p.m. ET for 30-minute nutrition classes taught by Dr. Audrey Lee. Dr. Lee is a sports nutrition coach, performance coach, and an instructor for the PVA Yoga program.

The priority of the class will be on self-care, avoiding the need for pills or supplements, and eating foods that boost the immune system (especially during the pandemic).

Registration is now open, please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pva-online-nutrition-classes-tickets-114133199472

Watch a sample class

Please email Travis Greaves TravisG@pva.org if you have any questions.


SITSTRONG Live Workout Program for Wheelchair Users

PVA is excited to be partnering with ADAPT Advanced to offer another session of their new virtual SITSTRONG live workout program; which are exclusively free for PVA members. 

 

For future classes, please email Keith Cooper KeithC@pva.org


Spin Classes

Join us for our virtual spin classes hosted by PVA handcycling. All classes take place via Zoom video conferencing and are led by a guest instructor.
 
Monday & Friday: 5-7 pm EDT
Tuesday & Thursday: 9-11 am EDT
Wednesday & Saturday: 12-2 pm EDT
 
To sign up, email handcycling@pva.org.


Wheelchair Bowling

In July, PVA co-hosted a webinar with the American Wheelchair Bowling Association (AWBA). The National Coordinator for ParaBowling, from the World Bowling Federation gave a presentation on wheelchair bowling and the Paralympics.  If you are interested in learning more, please view the webinar at the link below.  

Bowling webinar