Title: Buckeye PVA | Paralyed Veterans of America – Buckeye Chapter Descriptive info: .. Skip to content.. Home.. Donations.. Sports.. Sports Recreation Booklet 2012.. Sports Forms.. Advocacy Legislation.. 2013 Point Papers.. News Events.. Calendar of Events.. Links.. Photo Albums.. About Us.. Mission Statement.. Membership.. Officers, Board, Staff.. History.. Publications.. Annual Report 2012.. Form 990 -2012.. Brochure.. Newsletters.. Contact Us.. 26250 Euclid Avenue, Suite 115 Euclid, Ohio 44132.. Who We Are.. The Paralyzed Veterans of America, Buckeye Chapter (BPVA).. is one of 34 chapters of the Washington D.. C.. based Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA).. As a Congressionally chartered veterans service organization.. not an agency of the federal government.. , the BPVA has been assisting veterans with spinal cord injuries or disease, including Multiple Sclerosis and ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in Ohio since 1972.. Click here to view a video about Paralyzed Veterans Buckeye Chapter.. BPVA services include:.. • Veterans Benefits.. • Wheelchair Sports Recreation.. ... veterans organization that since 1972, has successfully worked to maximize the quality of life for it s members and all people who have spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D) as a leading advocate for health care, SCI/D research and education, veterans benefits and rights, accessibility and the removal of architectural barriers, sports programs, and disability rights.. SAVE THE DATES!.. The 2nd Annual Buckeye Wheelchair Games will be May 16 - 18, 2013 at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.. You can find the Games Registration Packet under Sports Forms or the Sports Page.. Our popular All You Can Eat and Drink Fundraiser will be Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Parma Tavern in Parma, Ohio.. Please click on the "News & Events" tab for more information.. Name:.. Phone:.. Email:.. Subject:.. Toll-Free : (800) 248-2548.. Email :.. info@buckeyepva.. org.. Copyright 2010 Buckeye PVA.. |.. Internet Marketing by.. Company 119..
Title: Donations | Buckeye PVA Descriptive info: Your Donation Makes a Difference.. Please remember those who have served our country and are now disabled by spinal cord injury or disease by making a donation.. With your donations, BPVA can continue to improve the quality of life to our veterans by providing:.. Quality health care.. Continued medical research.. Help with medical bills.. Transportation to appointments.. Acquiring wheelchairs.. Participation in sporting events.. Providing shelter to family members.. Help with utility costs.. Ability to accomplish everyday tasks.. And so much more.. If you are interested in contributing, there are several convenient ways to make your donation.. Online donations are accepted through PayPal for your security.. ... 115, Euclid, Ohio 44132.. Please make checks payable to: Paralyzed Veterans of America, Buckeye Chapter.. Credit cards can also be processed by calling our office at (800) 248-2548.. DONATE YOUR CAR! Click here for information.. A donation to BPVA is a great way to honor someone you care about who has served in the Armed Forces or believes in BPVA’s mission.. If you would like to remember a loved one, please let us know.. An acknowledgment of your gift will be sent to the honoree or his/her family.. All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law under IRS Section 501 c 3..
Title: Sports | Buckeye PVA Descriptive info: The 2nd Annual.. Buckeye Wheelchair Games.. will be held.. May 16 - 18, 2013.. at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio!.. Click here for a Registration Packet and more information.. for the Buckeye Wheelchair Games.. ***.. Save the Dates!.. 2nd Annual Buckeye PVA Wheelchair 8-Ball Classic, Independence, OH: June 21-23, 2013.. Leonard P.. Hallbank Memorial Bowling Tournament in Independence, OH: June 22, 2013.. National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Tampa Bay, Florida, July 13-18, 2013.. BPVA has always recognized wheelchair sports as a powerful tool for rehabilitation and social interaction for our members and others with disabilities.. We offer both indoor and outdoor activities throughout Ohio.. Participants vary in age, ability, and experience.. Click here to view photos from the 2012 Buckeye Wheelchair Games.. Some of BPVA’s individual and group sports opportunities include:.. • Wheelchair Basketball.. • Billiards.. • Bowling.. • Hand-cycling.. • Hunting.. • Fishing.. • Kayaking.. • State and National Competitions.. Click here for the 2012-2013 Paralyzed Veterans Sports Recreation Schedule.. The Buckeye Chapter sports program is open to all chapter members.. We try to encourage the participation of as many members as possible.. If you play a sport and need more information, please contact the Sports Director, Holly Koester.. Presently, BPVA is collaborating with other organizations to ensure that all Ohioans with disabilities have sports sponsorship.. ... Program.. (ISP).. Participants in the ISP may be partially reimbursed by BPVA for entrance fees and either travel or hotel expenses.. ISP participants are currently competing in archery, air rifle, fishing, golf, racing, tennis, and swimming.. This program is limited to competitive events only no camps or clinics.. Contact the Sports Director for details.. Please let the Buckeye Chapter get you back in the game and off the sidelines.. Contact us for more information.. Holly Koester.. Sports Director.. hollyk@buckeyepva.. This is a compilation of the sports programs in which BPVA members have participated.. It contains contact information, dates, applications etc.. It will be updated annually.. Sports Affiliate Membership Form.. If you are interested in becoming a Sports Affiliate Member, please click the link above.. Challenged Athletes Foundation Equipment Grant Application.. The Challenged Athletes Foundation has grant money available for purchase of competition equipment.. The grants are distributed annually.. Applications are available September 1st every year and must be postmarked by December 1st.. Grant awards are announced in early April.. Visit their website to.. check out the application.. or.. read the FAQs.. for more information.. Sports n Spokes Magazine.. SPORTS N SPOKES is a bimonthly publication produced by the Paralyzed Veterans of America.. SNS reports on competitive sports and recreation for wheelchair users.. Click.. here.. to view their website..
Title: Sports Forms | Buckeye PVA Descriptive info: To view or download the latest Sports Forms, please click the links below:.. •.. 2013 Buckeye Games Registration packet.. Sports Information Booklet.. Individual Sports Program..
Title: Advocacy & Legislation | Buckeye PVA Descriptive info: Advocacy.. BPVA advocates for our members and the disabled community by remaining cognizant of local and national disability issues.. We remain actively vigilant in assisting and representing our members regarding anything affecting their civil rights when issues regarding disability arise.. BPVA also maintains a vocal and visible presence on disability related issues in the community.. We strive to vocally promote fair opportunity and equal access.. BPVA has become a major voice in the veterans’ community as it helps to meet the needs of millions of Americans with disabilities (veterans and non-veterans).. BPVA is committed to assisting and supporting all individuals with disabilities through the following avenues: research, education, sports, advocacy, legislation, and veterans benefits.. Legislation.. BPVA has built positive working relationships with our state and federal elected officials to ensure our voice is heard on Capitol Hill regarding legislative issues.. We review local, state, and federal legislation pertaining to veterans and disability issues.. As circumstances dictate, we respond with letters, telephone calls, and face to face meetings.. We will deliver oral and written testimony as requested by various entities.. On occasion, BVPA will approach and petition selected officials to introduce specific measures.. Members are informed on current issues so they can respond to their legislators.. We ... for important issues influencing.. the disability or veterans’ community?.. Contact your legislator by clicking the button below!.. Also, here is a handy guide to the Ohio General Assembly and Congressional delegation, including updated contact information and committee assignments.. Click here to view the Ohio Legislative Government Directory.. While Buckeye PVA advocates for legislation we believe to be beneficial to veterans, our charter and status as a 501c3 organization do not allow us to endorse any candidate for any particular office.. We do, however, encourage you as a member to educate yourself on the candidates and issues and get out and vote.. Click here for voter registration information!.. The link above will take you to the Ohio County Boards of Elections Directory.. If you have not yet registered, there is no time like the present.. Once you re registered, VOTE! You once answered the call to duty in the service; don t miss your responsibility to keep your elected officials aware of what is important to you.. As an SCI veteran and a customer of the VA system, the decisions made by those we elect directly affect the quality of our lives.. Be informed of the candidates’ positions on the issues and express yourself at the polls..
Title: 2013 Point Papers | Buckeye PVA Descriptive info: Access to Swimming.. PVA Calls for Senate Ratification of CRPD Treaty.. FY 2014 VA Budget and FY 2015 Advance Appropriations.. Protection of Specialized Services.. Social Security 2013.. Timely Delivery of Prosthetic Devices.. Transfer of VETS to VA.. VA Reproductive Services.. VA Travel Reimbursement Benefits.. VBA Claims Process..
Title: News & Events | Buckeye PVA Descriptive info: Upcoming Events.. 2012-2013 PVA Sports Schedule.. April 6, 2013:.. All You Can Eat Fundraiser at Parma Tavern in Parma, Ohio.. Click here for details.. May 16, 2013:.. PVA Hand Cycle Clinic, SPIRE Institute, Geneva, Ohio.. May 17 18, 2013:.. 2nd Annual Buckeye Wheelchair Games,.. SPIRE Institute, Geneva, Ohio.. June 21– 23, 2013:.. 2nd Annual Buckeye PVA Wheelchair 8-Ball Classic,.. Independence, OH.. Click here for details and registration.. June 22, 2013:.. Hallbank Memorial Bowling Tournament, Independence, OH.. Click here for more information, rules and registration.. July 13-18, 2013:.. 33rd National Wheelchair Games, Tampa Bay, FL.. Click here for more details.. _________________________________________.. __________________.. News.. Recent News from Paralyzed Veterans of America.. VA News Releases.. Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.. Ohio Veterans Bonus Program.. Ohio recently created a Veterans Bonus Program to thank Ohio Veterans who served during periods of conflict.. Eligible veterans serving on active duty (except active duty for training) anywhere in the world during.. specified dates.. may receive $50 a month up ... eligibility requirements or to apply online for the bonus, applicants should go to.. veteransbonus.. ohio.. gov.. You may visit a public library if you do not have internet access or visit your local Ohio’s County Veterans Service Office for assistance.. Applicants with specific questions can call 1-877-OHIO-VET or go online at:.. Please help spread the word.. Please forward this information to any Ohio veterans you may know.. Those who have been separated from the military for several years may not be aware of this benefit.. Federal Benefits for Veterans Booklet.. The U.. S.. Department of Veterans Affairs (.. VA) has released.. Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors.. This publication has information about health care, pensions, education and training, home loans, life insurance, transition assistance, and how to appeal a decision on a claim for benefits.. This publication also includes a special chapter for Service-Connected Disabilities.. The.. Booklet is a valuable tool to help veterans and their families navigate the world of federal benefits..
Title: Links | Buckeye PVA Descriptive info: *Please note that Paralyzed Veterans of America Buckeye Chapter is not responsible, or directly associated with the content of the links and web pages provided above.. Legislative.. Library of Congress search for current legislative information.. Ohio State News.. The Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission.. Americans with Disabilities Act Homepage, Dept.. of Justice.. The Access Board Accessible Design.. One-stop portal offers ADA links.. VA, Gov t Veterans Organzations.. National Council on Disability.. Department of Veterans Affairs.. The Institute of Medicine Info on military-related health issues.. The Job Accommodation Network U.. Department of Labor.. VA Benefits Online Applications.. Sports/Activities.. American Wheelchair Bowling Association.. Dancing Wheels.. The Diveheart Foundation SCUBA diving.. Flight Training for the ... Sports Coalition.. United States Power Soccer Association (USPSA).. Information Resources.. American Health Information Management Association.. Assistive Technology Ohio.. Assistive Technology Solutions.. Assistive Media On-line Audio Library.. CareCure Community SCI discussion forums.. Care.. com: Find In-Home Care and Elder Care Resources.. Center for Applied Specal Technology.. Cleveland FES Center Restoring Function through Electrical Stimulation.. disABILITY Information and Resources.. Healthopedia.. com Health Encyclopedia.. Institute On Disability Culture.. Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential (LEAP).. Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio.. National Family Caregivers Association.. Ohio Disabilities Resources.. Paraplegia News Magazine Page.. Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC).. The Rehabilitation Research Center for Traumatic Brain Injury SCI.. Services for Independent Living Ohio (SIL).. Universal Health Care Action Network..
Title: About Us | Buckeye PVA Descriptive info: Founded in 1972, Buckeye PVA is a chapter of the national Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), operating according to the standards and practices established by PVA.. BPVA is, however, a separate 501(c)(3) charitable organization.. The Ohio programs, services, education, and outreach conducted here are made possible by local volunteers, partners, sponsors, and donors.. PVA and its 34 chapters use expertise to be the leading force for:.. • Quality health care for ... available as a result of our members military service.. • Civil rights and other advocacy opportunities which maximize the independence of our members.. To enable PVA to continue to honor this commitment, we must recruit and retain members who have the experience, energy, dedication, and passion necessary to manage the organization and ensure adequate resources to sustain the programs essential for PVA to achieve its mission.. Thank you for.. supporting our mission!..
Title: Mission Statement | Buckeye PVA Descriptive info: The Paralyzed Veterans of America, Buckeye Chapter strives to improve the quality of life of honorably discharged veterans who have spinal cord injury, dysfunction or illness including but not limited to multiple sclerosis and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) through advocacy, medical research, sports and recreation, education and communication..