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LAKESHORE – Operation Perseverance
April 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - April 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Operation Perseverance (April 10-14, 2019) is for veterans and military personnel who have sustained physical injuries during their service. Activities include an introduction to Paralympic sports, with clinics will be led by elite adapted athletes and coaches. All skill levels are welcome. Sports may include archery, badminton, biathlon, cycling, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, sled hockey, swimming, tennis and track & field. Participants may also enjoy sessions on strength and conditioning, nutrition, and personalized goal setting.
Qualifying injuries for Operation Perseverance include amputations, burns, disfigurements, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries.
Fill out the application here.
Operation Perseverance is made possible by a generous grant from the Adaptive Sports Grant Program for disabled Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces through the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
In addition, Veteran Affairs staff members are invited to apply to attend and participate in Operation Perseverance. Attendees will develop a deeper appreciation of their veterans’ ability to play adapted sports, and will be better equipped to help future veterans begin or continue adapted sports programs. A priority will be given to those VISNs 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 16 and those who work in PM&R or Recreation Therapy. If you are a VA employee and interested in applying, click here.