Participating in Adaptive Sports is a non-pharmacological approach to addressing some of the following issues:
- Promoting adjustment to disability
- Encourage independent living
- Increase physical fitness & functioning
- Increase balance & coordination
- Decrease pain & reliance on pain medication
- Increase self-esteem, self-confidence and self-awareness
- Increase mood and decrease anxiety
Participating in Sports with other veterans with disabilities not only increases fundamental skills, ability and the opportunity for competition, it provides many social benefits such as increased participation with family, the community and other veterans.
Paralyzed Veterans of America California Chapter is very supportive of all our members vast passions. From SCUBA to Sky Dyving, Boccia to Le Mans Racing, we can get you out and put a smile on your face. Whether Adrenaline Junkies, Low Intensity, Outdoor Sports, Court Sports, or Water Sports, we are confident we can connect you with an organization that has something for you. We even have a section of Multi Sport Organizations who provide a wide array of Adaptive activities. Please check out our many partners and go get active. If there is an organization you are aware of doing great programs for veterans, let us know on our Contact Us page and we can see about getting them added.
As a member of PVACC, you are eligible for up to $2000/year in financial grants to help with travel and lodging costs with various recreational events you may find. Download the application or apply online and perhaps we will be able to help put that smile on your face a little faster.
New members are immediately eligible to receive chapter Sports and Recreation grants. Currently valued at up to $2000/member/year