Paralyzed Veterans of America Thanks Toyota for Its Support of the 2013 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

  Paralyzed Veterans of America Thanks Toyota for Its Support of the 2013
  National Veterans Wheelchair Games

               Toyota to serve as Games Sponsor for a 7^th year

Business Wire

WASHINGTON -- July 10, 2013

Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) proudly announces that
Toyota Motor Sales USA and Southeast Toyota Distributors will serve as a
Sustaining Host Sponsor, as well as the Official Vehicle Sponsor, for the
upcoming 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games, being held in Tampa, Fl.,
July 13–18. Toyota and their Tampa area Toyota dealers, are also providing
vehicles for Games officials to drive throughout the week of Games.

“Without the support of sponsors like Toyota, putting on an event as large as
the Wheelchair Games wouldn’t be possible,” said Bill Lawson, national
president of Paralyzed Veterans of America. “We thank Toyota and the Tampa
area Toyota dealers for their support of the Games and commitment to our
veteran wheelchair athletes.”

This year marks the seventh year that Toyota will sponsor the National
Veterans Wheelchair Games—the largest annual multi-sport wheelchair event in
the world.

“Toyota and our Tampa area dealers are proud to be supporting the 33rd
National Veterans Wheelchair Games as Toyota remains committed to supporting
these veteran wheelchair athletes”, said Mark Oldenburg of Toyota Motor Sales.

The National Veterans Wheelchair Games, presented annually by Paralyzed
Veterans of America and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), are open to
all U.S. military veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition as a
result of spinal cord injury, certain neurological conditions, amputations or
other mobility impairments. The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Paralyzed
Veterans of America and James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital will host the 2013
Games.

Veterans at the Wheelchair Games will compete in 18 events: air guns, archery,
basketball, boccia, bowling, field, handcycling, a motorized wheelchair rally,
nine ball, power soccer, quad rugby, slalom, softball, swimming, table tennis,
track, trapshooting and weightlifting. This year’s Wheelchair Games will also
feature exhibitions of water-skiing and tennis. Athletes compete in all events
against others with similar athletic ability, competitive experience or age.
For more information about the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games, go to
www.wheelchairgames.pva.org or www.wheelchairgames.va.gov.

Paralyzed Veterans of America was founded by a group of seriously injured
American heroes from the “Greatest Generation” of World War II. They created a
nonprofit organization to meet the challenges that they faced back in the
1940s—from a medical community not ready to treat them to an inaccessible
world. For more than 66 years, Paralyzed Veterans’ national office and its 34
chapters across the nation have been making America a better place for all
veterans and people with disabilities. (www.pva.org)

Contact:

Paralyzed Veterans of America
Lani Poblete,  202-416-7667
 
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