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28th Annual

Russ Tarver Memorial
Hines Local Wheelchair Games

Hines VA Hospital

                             Saturday, May 31st, 2008

                 


Well, It's November and We continue Our salute to Veteran Day, which is November 11 by showcasing an awesome event.

Servicemembers who have returned from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with veterans of numerous other conflicts, participated in an exciting local Wheelchair Games event at the Hines VA Hospital on Saturday May 31, 2008.

This year's event has been renamed the 28th Annual Russ Tarver Memorial Hines Local Wheelchair Games, after a beloved volunteer who contributed extensively to the games.

The Day started out with competitor registration, followed by a very special opening Ceremony. Boy Scout Troop 181 sponsored by Downers Grove Century Veteran's of Foreign Wars Post 503, performed the presentation of the colors. The Kick off to the games, included short presentations from staff embers of Hines, as well as past competitors of the games, a message from a pastor, etc.

Then after the opening Ceremony various motorcyclist as well as a Maywood Fire Department kicked kicked off everything as well.

Events followed opening ceremonies and took place throughout the day on the Hines campus. Events included bowling, air rifles, field events, table tennis, horseshoes, wheelchair rally, 25 meter race, adaptive golf, blow darts, obstacle course and billiards. The Public was invited and encouraged to come and support our veterans as they competed in these exciting and therapeutic events.
   
The Hines Wheelchair Games are an exciting event that showcases the energy and enthusiasm of our veterans of all ages, as well as Hines dedicated and committed staff.
 


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                                    28th Annual

Russ Tarver Memorial
Hines Local Wheelchair Games

Hines VA Hospital

                            Saturday, May 31st, 2008
                  
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