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VA Maryland Health Care System


Local Veterans Win National Challenge Cup

Howard Tony Cox and William Denford compete in the VA's Summer Sports Clinic.

Howard Tony Cox and William Denford: VA's Summer Sports Clinic reinforced that Veterans can still achieve the goals they set, despite any disabliities the may have endured.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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.


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