Warrior Games Kicks-Off Next Week at ESPN Wide World of Sports 

2024 Warrior Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort

JOINT BASE LANGLEY EUSTIS, Va. – The 2024 Department of Defense Warrior Games, hosted by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, kicks off next week at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla. 

From June 21-30, more than 200 wounded, ill, or injured warrior athletes will compete in adaptive sports as part of their recovery journeys, highlighting their resiliency, dedication, and determination. These athletes, representing the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard, and Special Operations Command, will go head-to-head in 11 adaptive sports, including archery, track, field, swimming, rowing, precision air sports (shooting), powerlifting, cycling, wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, and wheelchair rugby. 

“It is a profound honor to once again bring together these extraordinary warriors for an elite and premier adaptive sports and recovery event,” said Gen. Gary Brito, commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. “The Warrior Games showcase the indomitable spirit and resilience of our wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans. Their participation in these adaptive sports competition is a testament to their strength and determination. As we witness their incredible journeys of recovery, we are reminded of our unwavering commitment to support them every step of the way.”

The Warrior Games are returning to ESPN Wide World of Sports for the second time, following an inspirational event in 2022. Audiences across the globe are invited to experience the action through the official Warrior Games livestream broadcast, which can be accessed on the Warrior Games website at www.DoDWarriorGames.com.  

First held in 2010, the Warrior Games celebrates the resiliency and dedication of wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran U.S. military service members. The Warrior Games serves to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded warriors by providing them exposure to adaptive sports. 

Thank you to the 2024 DoD Warrior Games corporate sponsors, including Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP)and Fisher House Foundation (Platinum Sponsors), Under ArmourBooz Allen HamiltonSemper Fi & America’s FundUnited Service Organization (USO), Army and Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange)Navy Exchange Service CommandDeloitte, and Gary Sinise FoundationNo federal endorsement of sponsors is implied.

More information about the 2024 Warrior Games can be found at DoDWarriorGames.com. Media contact is Travis Claytor at 813-951-1822 or William.T.Claytor2.civ@army.mil


Editor’s Notes: 

  1. DoD Warrior Games Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/WarriorGames
  2. DoD Warrior Games X (Twitter) page, https://twitter.com/warriorgames
  3. DoD Warrior Games Instagram page, https://www.instagram.com/dodwarriorgames/