History of the Monterey Bay Veterans, Inc.
Monterey Bay Veterans, Inc. was formed in 1987 as a
Wheelchair Salmon Derby. The idea was formed by a wheelchair patient in
After the first derby, therapists contacted the derby
committee to thank them, and related the success of this type of
therapy, and how it helped the participants. During the following two
months, the committee had many conversations with doctors and
rehabilitation therapists regarding the positive aspects of this type of
sports rehab therapy. The committee decided to make the wheelchair derby
an annual event. In 1988 all Veterans Administration Medical Centers in
Officers were voted for the positions of President, Vice President, and six Executive Board Members. These offices are elected each year to represent the organization.
Monterey Bay Veterans, Inc. Sports Rehabilitation Center is staffed by
an all volunteer force, which is overseen by an Executive Director. The
programs require thousands of volunteer hours each year. The center has
worked with tens of thousands of disabled participants to date.
Participants come from all over the