US Army veteran wins Boccia games medal

An Army Veteran arrived home to Simpson, PA with two gold and one bronze medal from the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games held in Tampa, Fla. July 13-18. Albert Cortez participated in bowling, motorized slalom and boccia ball.

Nearly 600 athletes came from the United States, Great Britain and Puerto Rico to compete in the world’s largest annual multi-sport wheelchair event for military service Veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition due to spinal cord injuries, amputations or neurological problems.


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