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National Veterans Wheelchair Games Newsletters

National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | June 2011

Veterans’ Art Display

Keep an eye out for a unique exhibit at the Athlete Reception on Monday, Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m.We’ve asked artists—all Veterans—to showcase their creativity in a display. The result? A collection of artwork that highlights the exceptional spirit of our athletes, our country and our city. Some of the artists also are competing in this year’s Games!

What’s New at the Expo

As you weave your way through the many booths (and make sure you hit each mandatory stop!) at the Expo this year, look for some of the unique aspects we’ve added to make it extra special!

For Everyone: Members of the Pennsylvania National Guard’s 28th Division Band will perform popular military tunes from 8 to 9 a.m. out-side the Expo area.

For Kids: Come to the Children’s Corner for face painting and a coloring break!For Women: Stop by a special table for giveaways and valuable health in-formation from our Healthy Women’s Center staff.

For Smokers: Trying to kick the habit? Check out this table for information on getting started and stress-relief tools.

Discover the Burgh

Closing Ceremonies and Banquet Tickets

Everyone must have a ticket to attend these events, which begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, inthe convention center’s Hall B.

How to get your tickets

Coaches will need to bring the names of their athletes attending thebanquet—and of any guests and coaches buying tickets—to individ-ual meetings with PVA’s Stacy Kulig.Guest tickets cost $25; coaches’, $15; and athletes’ are free.

Kulig will assign tables and hand outbanquet tickets for teams on Tuesday,Aug. 2, and Wednesday, Aug. 3.

Beat the Heat

Pittsburgh rarely experiences scorching temperatures in August, but our humidity levels can soar, adding what feels like 15 degrees to an otherwise balmy day in the mid-80s — and leaving you sweating buckets! Learn more.

Getting to Pittsburgh: A Guide

Our goal is to make your travel to Pittsburgh as smooth as possible. Read More.

Final Push

We’ve tallied bowling balls, banners and tents. Applied fresh paint to slalom obstacles. Planned transportation and adventures and parties.
Read More.

Volunteer for the Games!

Thousands of volunteers are needed for the games in Pittsburgh this summer. For more information, contact Richard Kiehn at (412) 954-4582.


Before the Games, all athletes must submit and confirm their VA eligibility and the equipment they are bringing.

It is extremely important that you provide all of your specific travel information, including incoming and outgoing flight details, to PVAand the registration committee. This will help ensure that travel assistance between the airport and hotels goes smoothly.

If you have questions, contact JudyWhite at 412-822-1091 or

Registration and early classifica-tion will take place in halls D and E of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Early Classification

Only for Air Guns and Medical
Sunday, July 31st
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Note: This is not registration.

Athlete/Coach Registration

Monday, August 1st
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Late Athlete/Coach Registration

Data Management Room
Tuesday, August 2nd
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.