Paralyzed Veterans of America Is on a Mission – Partnering with the 8th Annual Sand-Water-RV Expo, Lake Havasu, November 16-17
The 8th Annual Sand-Water-RV Expo in Lake Havasu is proud to announce our 2019 charity partnership with Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). This is the second consecutive year that the Sand-Water-RV Expo, the premier motorsports and outdoor recreation show in the southwest, has designated PVA as its official charity.
Over 100,000 U.S. military vets from all branches of the service with debilitating spinal cord injuries and amputations still crave active outdoor recreation just as much as the rest of us. And thanks to recent developments like custom off-road handcycles, and some that are even electrically assisted, that dream is now reality.
To once again be able to experience what it’s like to be outdoors and fully engaged in a physical sport is essential in preventing people with disabilities from surrendering themselves to a lifetime of confinement. Taking a custom off-road handcycle out on-trail is just one of the many programs organized, promoted and sponsored by PVA.
Chartered by the United States Congress, PVA was formed in 1946 as a Veterans Service Organization and is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation. Today, there are 34 PVA chapters across America. Membership is free and open to those who have served in a branch of the U.S military and have suffered a spinal cord injury or dysfunction. PVA works on many levels to help these vets, coordinating employment opportunities, psychological and physical rehabilitation, finding appropriate housing and governmental and legislative advocacy.
The Sand-Water-RV Expo is committed to this effort. It will be donating a portion of the total 2019 ticket revenue and all proceeds from a raffle to this organization. And when attending the Expo, you’ll have an opportunity to meet some of these courageous veterans in person.