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Challenge, adventure awaits Veterans at 2023 VA Summer Sports Clinic

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Are you a Veteran seeking a challenge and adventure? Registration is now open for VA’s 2023 National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic (NVSSC) from June 4 to 9 in San Diego.

Spots are limited, so take note of the Feb. 10 deadline to submit your application. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

To register for the 2023 NVSSC, visit to download the required documents. Eligible Veterans must register and submit their required documents at this link: NVSSC Medical Form Submission.

The National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic is designed to help Veterans whose current rehabilitation goals would benefit from the value of adaptive summer sports. The NVSSC serves Veterans living with spinal cord injuries, amputations, visual impairments, neurological conditions, PTSD, burns, and TBI/polytrauma. The clinic is open to all eligible Veterans enrolled in VA health care.

The six-day event empowers Veterans through introductory training in surfing, kayaking, cycling, sailing, yoga, meditation and adaptive fitness. The clinic offers adaptive sports for eligible Veterans of all ability levels. (Click here for highlights from the Summer Sports Clinic!)

Now in its 16th year, the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic will welcome more than 120 Veterans from across the country. The clinic takes place annually in San Diego. The VA San Diego Healthcare System hosts the event in collaboration with Wounded Warrior Project, Veterans Canteen Service and other corporate and community organizations that value the role adaptive sports plays in helping Veterans reach new goals.

Wounded Warrior Project, the presenting sponsor of the NVSSC, is honored to work with VA to support Veterans on their journey to fitness and rehabilitation through sports. Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families and caregivers and helping them achieve their highest ambition.

The Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) is the founding sponsor of the NVSSC. VCS provides merchandise and services to Veterans enrolled in VA’s health care system, as well as their families, caregivers, VA employees, volunteers and visitors. VCS is honored to “give back” to VA through many programs established for the health and well-being of our nation’s heroes. Revenues generated from the Veterans Canteen Service are used to support a series of Veteran programs.

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