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"This was the first place I felt totally accepted with my brain injury.  I really understand why everyone comes back each year. It was a truly uplifting experience.”

 - Diane Bekel

“One of the best experiences of my life as a paraplegic. The opportunity to play golf and  participate in so many sporting activities gave  me a brighter outlook on the future. Words cannot express the appreciation I have for the Iowa VA and everyone that supports this clinic. I can't wait until next year!”

The application window for Veteran participants for the 2024 National Disabled Veterans Golf Clinic is closed.

All the activities offered by the NDVGC office will give Veterans an opportunity to develop new skills, strengthen their self-esteem, and expand fellowship and camaraderie among the participants.  The event provides eligible Veterans with an opportunity to participate in therapeutic adaptive sporting and other recreational activities; which demonstrates that having a visual impairment or physical disability is a conquerable obstacle to an active, fulfilling and rewarding life.

 

Qualifying disabilities include:

Visual Impairments

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
Limb-loss or amputations

Parkinson’s

Multiple Sclerosis

CVA with Residual

 

Common disabilities that do not qualify include:

Anxiety

Chronic Pain

Degenerative Joint Disease

Depression

Low Back Pain

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

 

All disabilities are subject to review the by National Disabled Veterans Golf Clinic medical director and program director.  If you have any questions related to qualifying disabilities please contact Nick Beelner at (319) 358-5963 or Nicholas.Beelner@va.gov.

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- Jim Lewis

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