VA cancels National Veterans Wheelchair Games amid COVID-19 pandemicPost Date: April 2, 2020
WASHINGTON –The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced, April 1, the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, scheduled to occur July 3-8 in Portland, Ore., has been canceled amid concerns surrounding COVID-19.
VA made this decision out of an abundance of caution for the health, safety and well-being of vulnerable populations like older Veterans and those with underlying medical conditions, as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
VA and Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), co-presenter for the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, look forward to serving participants at the 2021 games in New York.
Plans are in place to bring the event back to Portland at a future date.