May 2008

Challenged America To Host VA's First Summer Sports Clinic

San Diego, Calif., has recently been designated as the site for the first National "Summer Sports Clinic" for America's disabled veterans, with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and San Diego's Challenged America program as co-sponsors and host, according to Urban Miyares, Challenged America co-founder and president of the Disabled Businesspersons Association.

Scheduled for Sept. 29 to Oct.3, from the Downtown Manchester Hyatt Hotel, the "Summer Sports Clinic" (SSC) for veterans will host more than 100 severely disabled veterans, introducing them to therapeutic sporting activities, such as sailing, surfing, and kayaking on San Diego's waters. 
This week-long clinic will also include alternative sporting and recreational activities, rehabilitation and educational programs, and social events for the disabled veterans, their loved ones, healthcare professionals from VA facilities around the nation, sponsors, celebrities, and volunteers.

Challenged America is a San Diego-based, charitable, tax-exempt 501(c)(3)
volunteer-driven program launched in 1978 by disabled veterans.  Utilizing adaptive sailing as a rehabilitation activity, the Challenged America program has been providing free sailing instruction to thousands of kids and adults with disabilities, their loved ones, and to professionals in sports therapy and recreational rehabilitation for the past 30 years.

For a complete press release, a printed version of the Clinic poster, or to
learn more about sponsorship opportunities and supporting America's heroes
at the "Summer Sports Clinic" for America's disabled veterans, contact Urban
Miyares, DBA Challenged America program at or
call (619) 594-8805.