Hundreds of Veterans TEE Up in Iowa City

Event Celebrates its 25th Anniversary of Golf Therapy, Rehabilitation

Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES

Riverside, Iowa, Aug. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- More than 200 Veterans with visual impairments, severe illness or injury are set to TEE up in the 2018 National Disabled Veterans Training, Exposure and Experience Tournament, September 9-14, in and around Iowa City, Iowa.

The five-day event is co-hosted by DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and is supported by businesses, nonprofit organizations and individual donors.

“VA’s national rehabilitation events promote healing and provide therapy, and they showcase the courage, determination and drive that define our nations heroes,” said Robert Wilkie, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“When I lost my limbs in service, I was devastated and thought about all the things I couldn’t do. Through this event, I’m able to golf and do things I never thought were possible,” said Dave Riley, the clinic chairman.

In addition to golfing at several courses in the Iowa City area, veterans will participate in adaptive cycling, fishing, bowling, kayaking, scuba diving, disc golf, marksmanship and rock wall climbing.

Over 260 veterans from around the country are scheduled to participate in the TEE Tournament’s 25th Anniversary event hosted by the Iowa City VA Health Care System. More than 600 volunteers are expected to donate their time and efforts to the event.

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