Recruitment for 2011 Warrior Games begins
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
The selection of participants for the 2011 Warrior Games is beginning for the upcoming event. Athletes will be selected by each individual branch of service via invitations.
Warrior Games will again take place in Colorado Springs, Colo., on May 16-21 at the Olympic Training Center, the U.S. Olympic Training Center, the United States Air Force Academy, Memorial Park and Fort Carson. Service men and women from Warrior Transition Units are eligible for the Games, which are comprised of seven events (archery, cycling, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball). Two hundred selected Warriors are again divided into their corresponding branches with the 100 athletes representing the Army, 50 for the Marine Corps, 25 for the Air Force while 25 members of the Navy and Coast Guard will form a combined squad.
"The Warrior Games are about what these wounded warriors can accomplish. The word 'can't' doesn't exist at the Games," USO president Sloan Gibson said in a release announcing the 2011 Games. "The USO is proud to be a part of this event again."
Last October, the 2010 Warrior Games were recognized by SportsTravel magazine as the Best New Sports Event.
For those looking to take part in the event as a volunteer or for more information on each branch's selection process, log onto USParalympics.org/WarriorGames.
Learn more about the 2011 Warrior Games [PDF].
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