Past Events
TDVA Attends BTC Event
Saturday, 01 February 2014 08:40

On January 26, 2014, the Texas Disabled Veterans Association provided Bill Miller’s BBQ for the 2nd Annual Celebration of Beyond The Chair (BTC) and the 1st Beyond The Chair’s SCI/Neurological Disability Support Group get-together. This socializing event was held at Beyond The Chair located at 5310 Jackwood STE 2, San Antonio, Texas. Over 30 BTC clients, family members, caregivers, and staff members attended the event. Each client introduced themselves and shared their stories of injury and recovery and how BTC has improved their mental and physical well-being. BTC staff members also introduced themselves, sharing their training experiences, and goals as Neuro Fitness Specialists. Special thanks to Neuro Fitness Specialists (Kourtney Gamache, Johnny Rivera and Amanda Johnston) and new interns and cofounders Laura Dominguez-Tauer and Nito Blochlinger (Neuro Fitness Specialist) for creating a unique adaptive exercise gym. Beyond The Chair exists to provide an improved quality of life for individuals with spinal cord injuries and other neurological/physical disabilities through intensive exercise programs to enhance overall functional capacity. BTC’s highly motivated and skilled staff of Neuro-Fitness Specialists utilizes exercise principles, techniques, and modalities that are adapted to enhance the strength, endurance, and mobility of each individual with functional limitations. We strongly believe that our program is a great approach to bridge the gap between healthcare and fitness professionals.

Pictured above everyone who attended the event. Please contact Beyond The Chair at (210) 256-0700, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit Website:

Door In The Wall Xmas
Saturday, 15 December 2012 11:50

On December 9, 2012, TDVA attended the "A Country Christmas La Villita"' hosted annually by The Door In The Wall (a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization) at the La Villita Assembly Building. This Christmas event began at 1 PM until 6 PM and over 450 volunteers and guest attended and enjoyed wonderful country music provided by The Meyer Anderson Bandand food. There were many corporate sponsors and TDVA provided Christmas candy and gifts for 127 children and adults (ranging from 3 months - 53 year old) and each gift was presented by Santa Claus. The San Antonio Spurs Coyote attended the party and took pictures with disabled adults, adolescents, and children. For 18 years, Door In The Wall, Inc. has provided programs for people with disabilities. Please view their website at they are dedicated to spreading disability news and hosting great events every year around San Antonio, and South Texas.TDVA supports programs provided by Door In The Wall, Inc.

Holiday Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
Saturday, 15 December 2012 09:47

On December 13, 2012, TDVA members attended the 6th Annual Holiday Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at Joe's Crab Shack in San Antonio, Texas. Over 125 VA volunteers and VA staff members enjoyed lunch and cake. Pictured left from right: TDVA member Dan Castillo, Rodney Risemas (Secretary of the VAVS Chief), and TDVA member Hope Cooper.Veterans Administrative Volunteer Services (VAVS) provide many important functions throughout the Medical Center and help make our patients' stay more enjoyable. To volunteer, call or visit the Voluntary Service Office. VAVS will be happy to receive your application or discuss how you can help them in providing comfort and care to America's Veterans at 210-617-5107.

Soccer Clinic
Monday, 20 August 2012 13:42

TDVA members and fellow Veterans joined physically challenged young adults and kids practicing at the Wheelchair and Power Soccer Clinic at Morgan's Wonderland in San Antonio, Texas on July 28, 2012.

32nd National Wheelchair Games
Monday, 09 July 2012 07:17

TDVA members Candor Tovar and Sean Michaud (left to right) recently attended the 32nd National Wheelchair Games and won medals in their perspective competition. Mr. Tovar won a Bronze Medal in Manual Wheelchair Bowling. Mr. Michaud won a Gold Medal in Javelin and a Silver Medal in Shot Put. We congratulate both Marines on a job well done! The National Wheelchair Games were held in Richmond, Virginia from June 25 – July 1, 2012.


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