A special “Kids Day” is part of the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games this month in Tampa.
Children ages 4 to 14 with disabilities will get a chance to learn from world-class wheelchair athletes and even get awarded a medal for participation.
The kids will get an chance to play T-ball and basketball and learn how to wheelchair slalom. The special event is scheduled Monday, July 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 Franklin Street.
It’s open to Tampa area children with physical disabilities, however, advance registration is required.
The National Veteran Wheelchair Games are co-hosted by the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital and the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America are the 2013 local co-hosts.
All of the athletes’ events are free. Members of the public are encouraged to come out and cheer on the veterans.
For a detailed schedule of Games events, visit the national website at http://www.wheelchairgames.va.gov.
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