2017 NVWG Cincinatti


For all of those who were in Cincinnati with us for the 37th National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG), we hope you have made it home safely. A link to the closing video is below.

For those who weren’t with us, we hope you were able to follow the action via live stream,the mobile app and on wheelchairgames.org, Facebook (wheelchairgames and paralyzedveterans), and Twitter/Instagram at @PVA1946.  If you hadn’t been following, please take a look now and you will see daily highlight videos, Facebook live captures of opening and closing ceremonies, photos and veteran shoutout testimonials, media clips and celebrity endorsement videos.  It was a truly memorable week.

Attached you will find a map that depicts the media and social reach for the week, and below you will find links to the NVWG closing video, a few of the media moments, and some additional resources. If you hadn’t heard, #NVWG went global, reaching 46.3 viewers in traditional media in 5 continents, trending #1 on Twitter, and achieving more than 14.5 million social media impressions. Below you will find links to the media coverage. You can find more on our social media channels.  We reached millions with the accomplishments of our veteran athletes this week!

You will find early photos for your newsletters on Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Flickr account at:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/paralyzedveterans.  We are still uploading hundreds of photos, so continue to check back and let us know if you aren’t finding what you need.  We will be sending you an NVWG special edition newsletter template later this week as well.

Please email commdept@pva.org with requests and comments.


1) Closing Video:  https://youtu.be/F5W7Rjl1QBM

2) FOX New York Profile (contains NVWG, PAVE and PVA mission): https://youtu.be/Q-g3A_OGvsg

3) NVWG Press Release:  http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/37th-national-veterans-wheelchair-games-opens-big-300490417.html

4) Cincinnati Enquirer/Cincinnati.com Story:  http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/2017/07/12/cincinnati-welcomes-national-veterans-wheelchair-games/473090001/

5)  WCPO Channel 9 Cincinnati Story:  http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hamilton-county/cincinnati/national-veterans-wheelchair-games-bring-600-athletes-to-cincinnati

6) FOX19 Cincinnati Story (PVA Member Shaun Castle interviewed):  http://www.fox19.com/clip/13504782/national-veterans-wheelchair-games?autostart=true

7) National Defense Radio (interview with ED Gillums):  http://thenationaldefense.com/weekly_segments