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Sports4Vets Throwdown, a virtual adaptive fitness competition hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events, is open for registration now through January 5 for veterans of all ability levels, ages, and backgrounds who wish to showcase their fitness, live healthier lives through adaptive fitness, and embrace a sense of virtual community. The competition runs January 12-31.

Any veteran who is enrolled in VA health care is welcome to participate in this modern approach to therapy, which includes adaptive fitness movements that are safe, essential, and naturally functional to maintain or regain a satisfactory level of fitness. Interested members of the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) are especially encouraged to participate.

The different competitive classifications are the basis for creating fair competition that will ultimately distinguish the top athlete and not the least disabled one.

Registration is limited to 500 participants. (CLICK HERE) to register now through January 5 or until space is filled. Veterans who consider themselves athletes, novices, or somewhere in between are all welcome to participate in these effective workouts to kickstart their health goals for 2022.

VA’s Office of National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events provides veterans with opportunities for health and healing through adaptive sports and therapeutic art programs. Such rehabilitation events, supported and promoted by Veterans Service Organizations such as BVA, aim to optimize veterans’ independence, community engagement, well-being, and quality of life. The programs are built on VA clinical expertise.