Sports & Recreation
Encouraging our members to stay healthy, active, and engaged through sports and recreation is a primary mission of the Kentucky - Indiana Chapter. We provide access to a variety of local, regional, and national adaptive sports programs.
In addition to sports, the chapter organizes recreational and social activities each month throughout the year. Our programs are provided at no or low cost to life and affiliate members. Adaptive equipment is available for use during each of our sporting programs at no cost.
Individual Sporting Grants are available for members that wish to pursue a sport or activity that is not offered by the chapter, or for those who prefer to be active in their local area.
Sports & Recreation Grants (new and expanded for 2021)
Sports & Recreation Grants of up to $1500 Annually are available for KIPVA members.
Individual Sports & Recreation Grants are to fully or partially fund needed adaptive sporting equipment, training, travel or other expense related to adaptive sports participation on an individual basis. Additionally, the grants may be used by members to pursue recreational activities such as arts and crafts, hunting, fishing, cooking classes, etc. A wide variety of recreational activities will qualify.
Ticket Reimbursement Program (formerly Indianapolis Colts Tickets Program)
KIPVA members qualify for up to $200 reimbursement for tickets to sporting events, to the arts, music events, or other activities per year. We encourage all members to get out and enjoy an event with family, friends, or someone special on us.
Contact the KIPVA office or call 502-635-6539 for more information. Available annually until budgeted funds are exhausted.
National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Each year, KIPVA sends a team of Veterans to the National Veterans Wheelchair Games to compete in more than 20 events. Competition exists for novices, open and masters categories. Learn more about the NVWG and contact the KIPVA office if you are interested in joining the team.
KIPVA Adaptive Sports & Recreation Programs include:
- Boccia Ball
- Horse Racing at Churchill Downs & Keeneland
- National Veterans Wheelchair Games
- Scuba Diving
- Shooting Sports
- Veteran's Outdoor Adventure Week
- Winter Sports