Windstream Supports National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Windstream supports 2024 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Windstream announced that it will sponsor the 2024 National Veterans Wheelchair Games, which take place July 25-30 in New Orleans.

This is the fourth consecutive year that the company has helped sponsor the Wheelchair Games.

The Wheelchair Games are open to all U.S. veterans with spinal cord injuries, amputations, multiple sclerosis, or other central neurological conditions who require a wheelchair for athletic competition. Every year, hundreds of American heroes from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the post-9/11 era compete in this celebration of courage and camaraderie.

Windstream is the sponsor of the 2024 bocce ball competition, and company representatives will participate in the medal ceremony.

“Windstream is thrilled to once again help support the world’s largest annual wheelchair sports event solely for military veterans,” said Paul Strickland, vice president of consumer support for Windstream.

“It’s always inspiring to witness the courage and tenacity on display at the Wheelchair Games,” Strickland said. “We’re grateful to be part of this tremendous competition.”

Strickland, a former captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, is executive sponsor of Windstream’s WINVETS Employee Resource Group, which helps veterans transition to civilian life, the communications industry and their careers at Windstream.

Approximately 13% of Windstream’s workforce is made up of veterans, National Guard or Reserve members, or military spouses. Windstream was recently named a VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer for its commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing, and supporting veterans and the military-connected community.

The Department of Veterans Affairs launched the Wheelchair Games in 1981 with 7 events and 77 athletes. Paralyzed Veterans of America joined the VA in 1985 to help expand the event’s mission and reach.

Source: Windstream media announcement

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