KENNYWOOD PICNIC

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22nd Annual Keystone PVA Monday, July 16, 2012

●   Kennywood Park

●  4800 Kennywood Blvd. West Mifflin, PA 15122

●  Pavilion to be announced  ●  11a.m. to 10 p.m.

Meal will be served at 4 p.m. and usually wraps up before 6 p.m.

You may need to send two checks:
You must send one check for the cost of the meal–$12.00 per person attending. If you show up—we’ll give you your check back when you register at Pavilion #3! Make your check out to “Keystone PVA.”

You may need to send a second check to cover admission tickets if you do not qualify for free tickets.  Also make this check out to “Keystone PVA.”

We will offer two types of tickets:
Funday Pass — $23.00 per person
Senior Funday Pass (age 55 and over) — $16.99 per person

 If you have any problem being admitted, go to the office to the right of the entry. Ask them to phone a Keystone PVA picnic organizer.

Qualifications for free tickets:
Regular voting member in good standing: You are entitled to receive a free Funday or Senior Funday Pass for yourself, your spouse or attendant, and all school-age children and grandchildren.  If you bring any other guests, you must pay for tickets at the prices shown above.
Associate members: You are entitled to receive a free Funday or Senior Funday pass for yourself and for your spouse or attendant.  If you bring any other guests, you must pay for tickets at the prices shown above.
Volunteers: If you have 12 or more hours of documented volunteer time between October 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009, you are entitled to receive a free Funday or Senior Funday Pass for yourself.  If you bring any other guests, you must pay for tickets at the prices shown above.

Click here for a REGISTRATION FORM


Ticket orders, along with checks made out to “Keystone PVA,” must be received at the Keystone PVA office no later than Friday, June 26, 2009.

RESULTS National Veterans Wheelchair Games

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National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Pittsburgh will be the site of the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, 01-06 August 2011

Shelly Unser, Cody Unser, and Scott Taylor note the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act before Cody is lowered into the Downtown Aquarium in Denver, Colorado during a scuba dive that was held during the 2010 National Veterans Wheelchair Games in July.

RESULTS

From the 2010 National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Denver

  • Air Guns
    Tom Strang, 1st in Class SH1, Masters Division., score of 515
  • Archery with compound bow
    Chris Fidler, 2nd, Class Para, Masters, score of 648
  • Bowling, ramp (hand controls)
    James Riemer, 1st in Class IA, Masters, score of 551
  • Bowling, ramp (head/mouth controls)
    Jim Balfe, 2nd in Class IA, Masters, score of 442
  • Field: Discus
    Jerry Baylor, 1st in Class IB, Masters, distance of 7.46 meters
  • Field: Javelin
    Jerry Baylor, 1st in Class IB, Masters, distance of 7.75 meters
  • Field: Shot Put
    Jerry Baylor, 2nd in Class IB, Masters, distance of 3.76 meters
    Chris Fidler, 3rd in Class II, Masters, distance of 4.90 meters
  • Motorized Rally
    Jim Balfe, 2nd in Class IA, Master, Masters, score of 15
  • Motorized Slalom–hand controls
    Joe Allshouse, 3rd in Class IB, Masters, time of 4:13.19
    Jim Riemer, 2nd in Class IA, Masters, time of 2:48.42
  • Nine Ball
    Gary Orlando, 1st in Class IB, Masters
  • Power Soccer
    Bruce Shaffer, 2nd
  • Quad Rubgy
    Raymond “Joe” Gilkinson, 1st
  • Slalom
    Rory Cooper, 1st in Class III, Masters, time of 3:32.40
    Joe Gilkinson, 1st in Class IB, Novice
  • Swimming, Backstroke, 50 yards
    Rory Cooper, 1st in Class III, Masters, time of 1:06.35
  • Swimming, Breaststroke, 50 yards
    Rory Cooper, 1st in Class III, Masters, time of 1:39.68
  • Swimming, Freestyle, 50 yards
    Rory Cooper, 1st in Class III, Masters, time of 1:07.13
  • Swimming, Individual Medley, 100 yards
    Rory Cooper, 1st in Class III, Masters, time of 2:09.14
  • Track: Power Chair 200 (hand controls)
    Bruce Shaffer, 3rd in Class IV, Masters, time of 2:09.33
  • Track: Power Chair 200 (head-mouth controls)
    Jim Balfe, 1st in Class IA, Masters, time of 1:32.00
  • Track: 100 meters
    Jerry Baylor, 1st in Class IB, Masters, time of 0:43.33
    Joe Gilkinson, 1st in Class IB, Novice, time of 0:36.94
    William Lightner, 1st in Class II, Masters, time of 0:37.90
    Tom Strang, 2nd in Class III, Masters, time of 0:49.20
  • Track: 200 meters
    William Lightner, 1st in Class II, Masters, time of 1:27.37
  • Weightlifting, Quad
    Jerry Baylor, 2nd in Class IB, Master’s Division, 185 lbs.

The medal counts for Keystone PVA athletes in this and the past five years:

2010–18 GOLD, 8 Silver, and 2 bronze
2009–20 GOLD, 7 Silver, and 5 bronze
2008–16 GOLD, 7 Silver, and 5 bronze
2007–14 GOLD, 7 Silver, and 5 bronze
2006–15 GOLD, 8 Silver, and 4 bronze
2005–10 GOLD, 10 Silver, and 5 bronze

Athletes complete within three divisions–Masters (over age 40), Novice (first-time competitors in the Games), and Open (all others, or those who choose to compete in this category). They also compete within classes according to the level of their physical ability, with three quadriplegic-level classes and four paraplegic-level or amputee classes. These divisions and classes are not shown here but can be viewed on the results pages for the Games at the Department of Veterans Affairs web site, http://www1.va.gov/opa/speceven/wcg/wcg-events.asp. They are also in the July-August edition of The Parascope. Click here (soon) to see it on line and print it yourself.

National Veterans Wheelchair Games, August 2011

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National Veterans Wheelchair Games, 01-06 August 2011

 

Click here for the RESULTS for Keystone PVA and all other Pennsylvania athletes

The September-October edition of The Parascope, the chapter’s bi-monthly newsletter, will have color photos and more of the story of the 2011 Games. It will be mailed later in September.

If you find an error or omission, we would appreciate a call. Phone the Keystone PVA office at 412-781-2474 or 800-775-9323. We are aware that four scores/distances have been omitted on this list; we have put in an inquiry to find out why they were not supplied.

The Games have moved on, but Pennsylvania’s paralyzed veterans have not. Do you want them to continue competing at the 2012 Games, just down the road in Richmond, Virginia?
You can help by sponsoring a wheelchair athlete!
Contact
Keystone PVA Executive Director Joe Dornbrock,
412-781-2474 or 800-775-9323, keystonepva@comcast.net
Send an athlete with your sponsorship!

OPEN HOUSE – Paralyzed Veterans Awareness Week 2011

Fred and Skip ask, “Are you going to make us eat all of this good food by ourselves?”

OPEN HOUSE during Paralyzed Veterans Awareness Week

The Sharpsburg offices of the Keystone PVA will be open to the public on Friday, 20 April, from 12 noon to 5 p.m., as part of Paralyzed Veterans Awareness Month.

Keystone PVA’s offices are at 1113 Main Street, right across from the post office. But please use the municipal parking lot on Main Street at 13th Street, just 200 feet down the street. Please reserve the parking lot next to the Keystone PVA offices for drop-offs.

Refreshments and good fellowship are also on the program!

Join us at anytime during the afternoon. Parking in the Keystone PVA parking lot is reserved exclusively for handicapped vehicle users who do not have someone ambulatory to park their vehicle elsewhere. There is an inexpensive municipal parking lot across Main Street at 13th Street we encourage non-handicapped drivers to use.

Questions? Call 412-781-2474 or e-mail us!