The National Veterans Wheelchair Games are coming to the Dallas-area and DART is lending a hand, and a couple dozen buses to help the athletes travel to the different venues all across the greater Dallas area.
Twenty-five of DART’s longer, 40-foot buses have been modified to allow a greater number of wheelchairs on board. To do this, 11 passenger seats have been removed and wheelchair harnesses have been added for secure and safe travel. DART is also providing volunteer support at some of the venues.
Compare the photos below to see how the modified buses compare to the standard configuration.
More about the National Veterans Wheelchair Games:
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games are presented each year by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Paralyzed Veterans of America with additional support from numerous corporate and community sponsors. The North Texas Health Care Center and the National Paralyzed Veterans of America office are hosting the 35th National Veterans Wheelchair Games. The events take place in and around Dallas, TX, June 21-26, 2015.
At the Games, veterans compete in the following events: 9-Ball, air guns, archery, basketball, boccia, bowling, handcycling, field events, motor rally,
power soccer, quad rugby, slalom, softball, swimming, table tennis, track, trapshooting and weightlifting.
Learn more at wheelchairgames.org.