2014 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Dwight Hayes, an Army veteran with over 4,000 high altitude-low opening (HALO) jumps, discusses his performance in archery at the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games with Senior Airman Lauren Otero, 35th Aerial Port Squadron, before departing the Philadelphia International Airport, Aug. 18. Co-presented by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Paralyzed Veterans of America, the NVWG is the world’s largest annual wheelchair multi-sport event in which more than 500 Veterans with spinal cord injury, amputations or other neurological disorders compete in 19 events. Some of the events include swimming, table tennis, weightlifting, archery, air guns, basketball, boccia, nineball, softball, quad rugby, bowling, handcycling, trapshooting, wheelchair slalom, power soccer, a motorized wheelchair rally, track and field.

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