Department of Defense Warrior Games Kicks-Off Next Week In San Diego
JOINT BASE LANGLEY EUSTIS, Va. – The 2023 Department of Defense Warrior Games Challenge, hosted by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, kicks off next week at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, Calif.
From June 2-12, 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, and Special Operations Command, will go head-to-head in 11 adaptive sports, including archery, track, field, swimming, rowing, shooting, powerlifting, cycling, wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, and wheelchair rugby.
“It’s an honor to provide an opportunity for these inspiring warriors to come together as part of an elite and premier adaptive sports and recovery event,” said Gen. Gary Brito, commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. “Military adaptive sports programs help wounded service members and veterans build strength and endurance. These warrior athletes have overcome tremendous obstacles, and what we’ll be witnessing next week is truly recovery in real time.”
This is the first time the DoD Warrior Games will be held in San Diego. Audiences across the globe are invited to experience the action and inspiration of the event through the official Warrior Games livestream broadcast, which can be accessed on the Warrior Games website at DoDWarriorGames.com.
First held in 2010, 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 2023 DoD Warrior Games corporate sponsors, including Under Armour (Platinum Sponsor), Booz Allen Hamilton, USO San Diego, Fisher House Foundation, General Atomics, ASML, Navy Exchange Service Command, Yahoo, and Wounded Warrior Project. No federal endorsement of sponsors is implied.
More information about the 2023 DoD Warrior Games Challenge can be found at DoDWarriorGames.com.