Tony Johnson was ready to give up on life when his leg was amputated after an accident a few years ago.
Now Johnson, an Army Veteran from Albuquerque, has a more positive view on life, thanks to the VA physicians and caseworkers who have worked with him. Johnson is the winner of this year’s Michael Rosenberg Athletic Award, a$1,000 grant given to a first-time athlete to help cover expenses for the Games. Read more.
Veterans will have more opportunities to test and hone their physical prowess thanks to two new grants the Department of Veterans Affairs awarded this year to the U.S. Olympic Committee. Read more.
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Stop by Hall A for a souvenir photo with a magnificent city view in the background.
Hours: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–3 p.m.
About 20 Pittsburgh-area children in wheelchairs will have the chance to learn from the experts—that is, Games athletes serving as mentors—during this year’s Kids Day. Swing by to see these youths try their hand at basketball, slalom and T-ball.
Medal presentations will take place on a special awards stage located in the concourse on the DLCC ’s second floor.