VA/USP Training Allowance
Through a partnership with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the VA Paralympic Program Office helps to provide a monthly assistance allowance for disabled Veterans of the Armed Forces, as authorized by section 703 of the Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2008. Through the program, the VA will pay a monthly allowance to a Veteran with a service-connected or non-service-connected disability if the Veteran meets the minimum military standard or higher (i.e. Emerging, Talent Pool, National Team) in his/her respective sport at a recognized competition.
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To view the 2013 Paratriathlon Standards, click here.Questions? Email Kallie Quinn from U.S. Paralympics.
The Army World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) Paralympic Program is available for Soldiers with physical disabilities who demonstrate the commitment and skill to pursue elite level competitions. The program provides the support and training to compete and succeed in national and international competitions and the Paralympic Games, while maintaining a professional military career. The Program strives to enhance the rehabilitation, readiness, and quality of life for injured Soldiers through Paralympic sports.
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Questions? Email Kallie Quinn from U.S. Paralympics
Given Limb Foundation Grant
USA Triathlon, with a generous financial donation from the Given Limb Foundation, is launching some new paratriathlete veteran programming in 2014.
These initiatives include;
- A four-month paratriathlon training program at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (May 1-September 7)
- A two to three day day kick off camp at Walter Reed (April)
- A 3 day camp and super sprint at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (March)
For more information about these programs, please email us.
There are many existing organizations out there to help military veterans or active-duty military athletes in their quest to fuel the multisport lifestyle. Whether you are looking for training support, access to equipment, grants for travel to events, or just a mentor; the organizations below are a great place to start.
U.S. Paralympics Grant
USA Paratriathlon has been awarded a $50,000 grant from U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), through Veterans Affairs and the United States Paralympics Integrated Adaptive Sports Program to help fuel paratriathlon growth among U.S. veterans.
Grant funding to sport organizations is provided through a partnership between the USOC and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The grants are provided to facilitate the growth of Paralympic-sport programming for disabled veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces.
To read the official press release, click here.
The USA Paratriathlon Military Program is being funded by the generous contribution from the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Questions about the Military Program? Email us.
Event Travel Assistance
Through the grant we received from the U.S. Paralympics Integrated Adaptive Sports Program and the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, we are able to offer limited travel assistance to key events in 2013. The events we are able to provide funding to are:
- 2013 ITU San Diego – April 20 –San Diego, California
- 2013 USA Paratriathlon National Championship – May 27 – Austin, Texas
- 2013 UCO Endeavor Games – June 7-9 –Edmond, Oklahoma
- 2013 Triathlon Canada Paratriathlon National Championship – June 22 –Edmonton, Canada
If any active duty or veterans of the military are interested in applying for travel assistance to any or all of the events above, please fill out the attached application form and email to Amanda Duke. Within the application form you are able to tell us how much money you are seeking and for which events.
Deadline to apply is April 1, 2013.
It is not guaranteed that everyone will receive what they ask for, but USA Paratriathlon will be letting athletes know if they are to receive money to any event and how much by April 9, 2013.
Questions? Email us.
Please be aware that this travel assistance program is only for current or former military athletes.
Questions about travel assistance can be sent to Amanda Duke Amanda.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camps and Clinics
- Operation Perseverance
Camp Dates: April 2-6, 2014
Camp Location: Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, Alabama
Camp Information: This camp is for military personnel who have sustained physical injuries for an introduction to Paralympic sports. Clinics will be led by Paralympic athletes and coaches. All skill levels are welcome. Sessions on nutrition, strength and conditioning and goal setting will be included. Triathlon coach will be Keri Serota.For more information about this camp, click here.
- CAF Paratriathlon Camp - Florida
Camp Dates: May 15-18, 2014
Camp Location: Portofino Island Resort and Spa in Pensacola Beach, Florida
Camp Information: Click here for the official flyer
- USA Paratriathlon Military Challenge
Camp Dates: July 25-27, 2014
Camp Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Camp Information: More information will be posted shortly
- CAF Paratriathlon Camp - San Diego
Camp Dates: August 7-10, 2014
Camp Location: Deni & Jeff Jacobs Challenged Athletes Center in San Diego, California
Camp Information: Click here for the official flyer
*Additional 2014 camps and clinics will be posted here when confirmed.