NWPVA consistently pushes the envelope forward when it comes to adaptive sports for both its members and people with disabilities in the community. Through participation in a variety of sporting activities, our members have been a leading example to other disabled people, especially in areas where those individuals would not have been introduced to the sport otherwise.
Chief among the chapter's goals is providing opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in sporting events by covering the cost of equipment, dues, fees and other expenses.
NWPVA and Veterans Affairs recreation maintain quality sporting programs, such as boccia, air rifles, trap shooting, ping-pong, pool, rugby, basketball and power soccer in a variety of sports clinics throughout the community. The chapter's clinical outreach programs have attracted many different people throughout the community, and in return sports participation has grown by leaps and bounds.
NWPVA will do everything it in its power to increase the availability of, and participation in adaptive sports for seriously disabled veterans and others with disability.
NWPVA will provide introductory and competitive shooting opportunities for members who wish to shoot. The Chapter will arrange opportunities for practice, instruction and competitions for members and other wheelchair shooters. NWPVA will select sites and provide directions.
Members must provide their own transportation and other expenses while participating in shooting sporting programs.
The development of physical dexterity and discipline in target shooting is a primary reason NWPVA strongly sponsors this activity for our disabled veterans. Many have suffered diminished capacity in these areas and target shooting is a sport that can help to rebuild and strengthen many essential life skills. For example, the act of lining up and calculating the trajectory from the shooter to a small target at long distances increases mental focus, emotional calm, patience, and various levels of physical strength.
Target shooting is a slow-paced sport in which the competitors are given more than a minute for each shot at a series of targets. The objective is to make every shot count. NWPVA understands the multiple benefits our members receive from this sport and will continue to support wide participation.