RESTON, Va., June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a health, national security, and engineering solutions company, announced it is a Platinum Sponsor of the 35th National Veterans Wheelchair Games June 21-26 in Dallas, Texas. The Games are presented by Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Department of Veterans Affairs. This marks the sixth consecutive year that Leidos has sponsored the Games.
As the largest annual wheelchair multi-sports competition in the world, the Games offer 18 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. A special "Kids Day" program allows children with disabilities to meet the athletes and to be introduced to wheelchair sports. 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 continue to sponsor the National Veteran Wheelchair Games again this year, and give back to the veterans who have sacrificed so much to secure the safety and freedom of our nation," said Jerry Hogge, Leidos senior vice president and deputy group president. "This event gives our veterans an opportunity to enjoy friendly competition and to continue to inspire all of us with the strength of their minds, bodies, and spirits, showing that anything is possible if you set your mind to it."
As part of the Leidos sponsorship, the company donated $50,000 to help offset the cost of the event. Throughout the year, Leidos has donated more than $100,000 to support various Paralyzed Veterans' activities, including its annual golf tournament, the creation of more than 300 medical transfer boards for VA Spinal Cord Injury Centers across the country, and the organization's annual Mission: ABLE Awards event.
For more information, please visit http://www.pva.org/sports_games.
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