Sports Programs


Buckeye Sports Program Is Open To All Chapter Members

The Buckeye Chapter sports program is open to all chapter members. We try to encourage the participation of as many members as possible. If you play a sport and need more information, please contact the Chapter Office.

Presently, BPVA is collaborating with other organizations to ensure that all Ohioans with disabilities have sports sponsorship. These include: TASC in Columbus, Three Trackers in Cleveland and Toledo, and Wright State University in Dayton. These organizations together with BPVA sponsor clinics in snow skiing, water skiing, canoeing, and hand-cycling.

BPVA sponsors several wheelchair basketball teams located in Ohio. We also sponsor wheelchair softball teams, quad rugby, the Columbus Marathon (wheelchair division), billiards tournaments, and air rifle competition. BPVA annually sponsors the Buckeye Wheelchair Games in Geneva, Ohio. In addition, our members participate in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games.

BPVA has a special program to assist individual athletes that use wheelchairs to compete. This is the Individual Sports Program (ISP). Participants in the ISP may be partially reimbursed by BPVA for entrance fees and either travel or hotel expenses. ISP participants are currently competing in archery, air rifle, fishing, golf, racing, tennis, and swimming. This program is limited to competitive events only – no camps or clinics. Contact the Chapter Office.   (216) 731-1017


Please let the Buckeye Chapter get you back in the game and off the sidelines.
Contact us for more information. (216) 731-1017

Sports and Recreation Programs

BPVA has always recognized wheelchair sports as a powerful tool for rehabilitation and social interaction for our members and others with disabilities. We offer both indoor and outdoor activities throughout Ohio. Participants vary in age, ability, and experience.

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Challenged Athletes Foundation Equipment Grant Application

The Challenged Athletes Foundation has grant money available for the purchase of competition equipment. The grants are distributed annually. Applications are available September 1st every year and must be postmarked by December 1st.

Grant awards are announced in early April. Visit their website to check out the application or read the FAQs for more information.

Sports ‘n Spokes Magazine

SPORTS ‘N SPOKES is a bimonthly publication produced by the Paralyzed Veterans of America. SNS reports on competitive sports and recreation for wheelchair users. Click here to view their website.

Hand Control Program

Beginning October 1, 2020, the Buckeye PVA will offer members in good standing of at least 90  days funding for assistance with the cost of hand controls and other adaptive driving controls in  their personal automobile. 

Chapter funding may be provided through application by any full voting BPVA member after all  other funding is exhausted (i.e. VA). Member will be required to provide a written estimate and  proof of any and all other funding.

Capitol HIll

Legislation & Advocacy

Read about  Paralyzed Veterans Of America.

Buckeye PVA is proud to have 2 Senior Benefits Advocates available to its members at no charge. Senior Benefits advocates assist our members by being liaisons between the Buckeye Chapter and the VA Healthcare system, ensuring our members receive the care and benefits they deserve.

Emergency Assistance Program

Paralyzed Veterans of America, Buckeye Chapter has available an Emergency Assistance Program. This program helps members of the Buckeye Chapter who may find themselves in financial distress causing possible eviction from their homes, disconnection of utilities or the inability to pay for food.

Members must be in good standing for a minimum of 90 days prior to qualifying for consideration. Application for help is limited to twice yearly or up to a maximum of $500 per year. This is a confidential process. Payments must be made directly to the vendor. Please contact the Chapter office for more details. (800) 248-2548; (216) 731-1017.

Mileage Reimbursement Program

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