Kids Day empowers children with disabilities, introduces adaptive sports



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Orlando, Fla. – The annual Kids Day event will take place Wednesday, Aug. 1 as part of the  38th National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) in Orlando July 30 to August 4.  Kids Day offers children with physical disabilities from the local Orlando area an opportunity to interact with world-class wheelchair athletes competing in this year’s National Veterans Wheelchair Games.

Under the watchful eyes of the athlete mentors, children will participate in several athletic events including T-ball, boccia ball and wheelchair slalom.  A special closing ceremony will follow where the athlete mentors will present the children with their own medals for participating in Kids Day.  This special event takes place at the Orange County Convention Center, West Concourse Hall D, 9800 International Drive from 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1. It is free and open to the public to watch.

Orlando area children with physical disabilities ages 4 to 14 years old are invited to participate, however, advance registration is encouraged. A max of 30 children can participate. Parents can register their child by contacting Heather Frebe at heather.frebe@va.gov.

The NVWG is co-presented by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). The Orlando VA Medical Center and the Central Florida Chapter of the PVA are hosting the 2018 event locally.​