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|MULTIMEDIA: Ames Resident Testifies before Congressional Veterans Panel|
|News Releases - Health, Medicine & Nutrition|
|Written by Jeff Giertz|
|Monday, 10 October 2011 15:40|
Michael Boone describes work on adaptive sports before Veterans Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
Washington, DC – Michael Boone, the Director of Adaptive Sports Iowa and an Ames resident, today testified before the US House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity about promoting sports opportunities among disabled veterans. Rep. Bruce Braley is the top ranking Democrat on the subcommittee.
“The work Mike Boone is doing is invaluable to disabled veterans,” Braley said. “Adaptive sports not only give disabled veterans a chance to exercise physically, they also help heal the mind and soul. Expanding the availability of adaptive sports like those championed by Mike Boone will make their benefits available to more veterans across the country.”
The committee hearing examined a grant program that funds community-based efforts to assist wounded warriors and veterans through adaptive sport programs. It reviewed the partnership between the United States Paralympics and the Department of Veterans affairs to promote adaptive sports.
YouTube video of the hearing can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
720p high-definition video can be downloaded here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/
(Note: the video includes Boone’s opening statement; it also includes a question and answer exchange between Braley and Boone.)
More information about Adaptive Sports Iowa can be found at: http://iowasportsfoundation.
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