24th Annual National Disabled Veterans Tee Tournament
What: A golf rehabilitation program as well as other recreational activities for veterans who are legally blind, amputees, those who use wheelchairs and veterans with other disabilities. The NDVTEE Tournament uses a therapeutic format to promote health, wellness, rehabilitation, fellowship and camaraderie among its participants.
Where: Golf events will take place at various courses located in the Iowa City area including the Elks Club, Blue Top Golf Course, Riverside; Kalona Golf Course; West Liberty Country Club, West Liberty and Lake McBride Golf Course in Solon. Bowling events will take place at Colonial Bowling Lanes in Iowa City.
Who: Participation is open to U.S. military veterans with visual impairments, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, psychological trauma, certain neurological conditions, spinal cord injuries and other life changing disabilities.
Why: The event provides legally blind veterans and those with other disabilities an opportunity to participate in a therapeutic golfing event as well as other sports activities. By participating, veterans are able to develop new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
How: Veteran applicants must submit an application for participation to attend the event. Applications are available the NDVTEE Tournament Office see information below.
Presented by: The Department of Veterans Affairs.
Hosted by: The Iowa City VA Health Care System, with support from more than 400 VA and community volunteers.
Information: Kirt Sickels, National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament Director, at(319) 358-5963; or by e-mail at: Kirt.Sickels@va.gov , or by Kim Heeren, NDVTEE Program Assistant, at 319-258-5962 or by e-mail at; Kimberly.Heeren@va.gov.