VA Maryland Health Care System
Local Veterans Win National Challenge Cup
The VA Maryland Health Care System can now count new sports champions among its Veterans. Team Neptune, comprised of Veterans from the Perry Point VA Medical Center recently returned from the Summer Sports Clinic, VA's newest national program, where they placed first out of 10 teams and were awarded the National Challenge Cup.
The Clinic promotes rehabilitation of the body and spirit by teaching summer sporting activities to Veterans with significant physical or psychological impairments. The Clinic offers such sports as surfing, sailing, kayaking, track and field, and cycling to Veterans who are newly injured from amputations, traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder and other neurological disorders, all benefiting from the therapeutic environment offered at the Clinic.
Team Neptune consisted of four Veterans who receive their care throughout the VA Maryland Health Care System: Howard Tony Cox, Baltimore, Md.; Alton Foreman, Baltimore, Md.; William Denford, Glen Bernie, Md.; and Karl Dorman, Elkton, Md. Josh Smith, recreation therapist, and Sara Risk, occupational therapist, at the Perry Point VA Medical Center, coached the team.