The University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ, through a Congressional Grant and involvement from the VA, will be hosting a very competitive Disabled Veterans Sports Camp in March of 2011 for male/female, extremely athletic, service-connected OEF/OIF amputees (upper or lower extremity).
This camp will focus on assembling an all amputee softball team to play softball games to promote amputation, rehabilitation, sports activity, the VA, Prosthetic and Sensory Aid Service, and the commitment the University of Arizona has to Adaptive Athletics and Disabled Athletes. This is a fully funded "Spring Training" camp for 20 qualified amputees. Airfare, hotel and meals will be provided and fully funded.
Since we are still in the preliminary stages of planning this camp there will be more information to come. But right now we are seeking out the amputee athletes. If you are interested in participating and fit the criteria above and would like to be a part of this groundbreaking team concept, please contact David Van Sleet at David.VanSleet@va.gov with your name, address, DOB, phone number, email and amputation(s).