RESTON, Va., June 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health, and infrastructure solutions company, announced it is a Gold Sponsor of the 36th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, held in Salt Lake City from June 26-July 2. The Games are presented by the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Department of Veterans Affairs. As the largest annual wheelchair multi-sports competition in the world, the Games offer 19 different sports to veterans who use wheelchairs due to spinal cord injuries, amputations and neurological diseases. The Games promote rehabilitation through rigorous competition in events including weightlifting, basketball, rugby, softball, handcycling and others. While past Games have produced national and world-class champions, the Games also provide opportunities for newly injured veterans to gain sports skills and meet other wheelchair athletes, while also promoting a spirit of healthy activity, competition and camaraderie.
"We are proud to be part of such an important event that showcases the talent, strength and perseverance of our nation's veterans," said Jon Scholl, Leidos president, Health and Infrastructure Group. "They are truly an inspiration to us all and a reminder that with hard work and dedication you can achieve great things."
This marks the seventh consecutive year that Leidos has sponsored the Games. As part of the sponsorship, the company donated $33,000 to help offset the event's cost. Throughout the year, Leidos has donated more than $50,000 to support various Paralyzed Veterans' activities, including its annual golf tournament and Mission: ABLE Awards event.
For more information, please visit http://www.pva.org/sports_games.
Leidos is a science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world's toughest challenges in national security, health and infrastructure. The Company's 18,000 employees support vital missions for government and the commercial sector, develop innovative solutions to drive better outcomes and defend our digital and physical infrastructure from 'new world' threats. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $5.09 billion for the twelve months ended January 1, 2016. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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