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Register for An Exclusive Work-out with Under Armour Trainers At Warrior Games | June 3 & 4 2018

Register for An Exclusive Work-out with Under Armour Trainers At Warrior Games

June 3 & 4, 2018


Register for an exclusive workout during one of the times listed above led by professional Under Armour trainers. This one-of-a-kind workout will teach you new techniques using only your body weight; allowing you to put in the work anywhere. You’ll receive an exclusive event t-shirt, water bottle and snacks for a post-workout refuel. Together with Under Armour, #WeWill. All fitness levels are encouraged to participate. Ready to sweat? Click the REGISTER button above.

The Air Force will host the 2018 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games June 1-9 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Approximately 300 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans will participate in the competition. The athletes will represent the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Special Operations Command. Athletes from the U.K. Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force and Canadian Armed Forces will also compete.

The 2018 Warrior Games are free and open to the public! Be inspired and show your support throughout the week by attending competition and events throughout the week. Visitors will be required to enter the U.S. Air Force Academy at the North Gate and show a valid government ID.

Under Armour will be hosting exclusive workouts at the Warrior Games on Sunday, June 3 and Monday, June 4.  Once arriving to the Warrior Games, follow signs to “Warrior’s Plaza” located outside of Cadet Gymnasium and notated by the letter E on the map. CLICK HERE to view the map. We hope to see you there!



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Buy Discounted Tickets to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox

Buy Discounted Tickets to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox


With thanks to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, discounted tickets are available for Warrior Games Athletes & their families.

Discounted tickets are available for $12 each.  Please Click here to view available tickets and purchase.

Highlights of Upcoming Games and Specials:

  • May 31st $3 Craft Beer & $3 Parking
  • June 1st Friday Night Fireworks
  • June 2nd Avengers Theme Night with Fireworks after the game
  • June 3rd Emergency Preparedness Giveaway & 50 cent Hot Dogs

 

2018 Warrior Games Opening Ceremony & Concert with Kelly Clarkson

2018 Warrior Games Opening Ceremony & Concert with Kelly Clarkson


Join us on Saturday, June 2 for an amazing opening ceremony even at the Warrior Games featuring a concert with Kelly Clarkson.  The doors open at 5:30PM MST at Falcon Stadium at the United States Air Force Academy.

Join us for an evening with Kelly Clarkson, the incredible athletes of the 2018 Warrior Games, and some amazing special guests!

Free tickets will be available on May 8, 2018 at 9 a.m. MST.  Please visit the DoD Warrior Games web site for more information.


Witness the 2018 Warrior Games

The 2018 Warrior Games opening will be an event to remember.

  • All day Track and Field competitions
  • A live concert with Kelly Clarkson
  • Opening parade of 300 Athletes from U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Special Operations Command (SOCOM), United Kingdom Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force and Canadian Armed Forces
  • Guest musical performances
  • Special guest emcee
  • Torch relay and lighting of the cauldron
  • Awesome Air Force flyovers

 

You Are Cordially Invited to the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games


You Are Cordially Invited to the 2018 Department of Defense

Warrior Games

Friday, June 1 – Saturday, June 9 2018

United States Air Force Academy

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Opening Ceremony 

Saturday, June 2 at 1900

Closing Ceremony

Saturday, June 9 at 2000


Download The Invitation, Schedule of Events & Background

Learn About the Department of Defense Warrior Games – June 1 – 9 2018 at US Air Force Academy

 

Learn About the Department of Defense Warrior Games – June 1 – 9 2018 at US Air Force Academy


Join our nation’s heroes at the DoD Warrior Games from June 2-9, 2018 at the United States Air Force Academy.  Please support of our athletes and their families from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and SOCOM in 11 Paralympic style events.

Highlights:

  • 250 Athletes
  • 400 Family Members
  • 11 Sports
  • 8 Amazing Days

ALL ATHLETIC EVENTS ARE FREE, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND HELD AT THE U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY.

To learn more about the Warrior Games, visit DoDWarriorGames.com.


About the DoD Warrior Games

The Warrior Games were established in 2010 as a way to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded warriors and to expose them to adaptive sports. Teams include active-duty service members and veterans with upper-body, lower-body, and spinal cord injuries; traumatic brain injuries; visual impairment; serious illnesses; and post-traumatic stress.

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Chicago Tribune – Warrior Games in Chicago a Meaningful Assignment for ESPN’s Hannah Storm

Hannah Storm to Co-Host Closing Ceremony at 2017 Warrior Games in Chicago

Chicago Tribune – Warrior Games in Chicago a Meaningful Assignment for ESPN’s Hannah Storm


Phil Rosenthal, Contact Reporter with the Chicago Tribune features ESPN’s Hannah Storm, and her thoughts behind supporting the 2017 Warrior Games in Chicago.

“Hannah Storm was born in Oak Park, though by the time she was old enough to know where she was, she and her family already were living in Baltimore”.

Her father subsequently would take jobs in Cincinnati, Louisville, Memphis, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Houston and, well, you get the idea. Such is the life connected to pro sports for which her dad enlisted the family, beginning with a cold call to a Chicago franchise owner in desperate need of marketing help.

Storm, who grew up acutely aware of that nexus of sports and the service, is back in Chicago to co-host with Jon Stewart a one-hour ESPN special — live from the United Center at 6 p.m. Friday — showcasing the Department of Defense Warrior Games.

Besides the one-hour special, Storm and Stewart also plan to appear on Friday’s 5 p.m. “SportsCenter.” Stewart is expected to participate in a wheelchair basketball game and appear again on the 10 p.m. “SportsCenter.” Reporter Michele Steele will have Warrior Games segments running earlier in the day.”

To read the full article on the Chicago Tribune’s web site, click here.


 

Warrior Games News Feature | Christy Gardner – No Holding Back This Warrior Athlete

Christina Gardner Competing at DoD Warrior Games in Chicago

Warrior Games News | No Holding Back This Warrior Athlete


Chicago:   July 5, 2017

Christy Garner, an athlete competing at the 2017 DoD Warrior Games in Chicago, is an inspiration to all.  Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jonathan Word features Ms. Gardner as a model of courage, recovery and perseverance.

“Words such as “can’t” or “no” seemingly do not apply to 2017 DoD Warrior Games athlete Christy Gardner. After suffering a spinal-cord injury in 2006 that left her paralyzed, and subsequently having both legs amputated, she is competing in her first Warrior Games and apparently nothing is holding her back.

“It’s a little overwhelming, but it’s really exciting to be here,” said Gardner. “To be back part of a unit is huge. Everyone has each other’s back again like being in a squad.”

No one could be blamed for expecting Gardner to take things easy for the rest of her life, but that’s before you get to know her.

“I was a U.S. Army Sergeant in the Military Police Corps. 82nd MP Battalion out of Ft. Hood,” said Gardner. “I got hurt in the summer of 2006, I was on a peace keeping mission overseas. I suffered two skull fractures and some facial fractures. In the medivac, they accidentally injured my spinal cord,” she explained.”

To read the full article on the DVIDs web site, click here.


 

ESPN – How a Ray of Sunshine Saved Dawn Page’s Life

Dawn Page, Special Operations Team at 2017 Warrior Games in Chicago

ESPN – How a Ray of Sunshine Saved Dawn Page’s Life


July 1, 2017:  Pat Borzi Contributor, espnW.com

Page not only won gold in the 100-meter dash, she also set a Warrior Games record of 14.25 seconds. Photo Credit:  Michael Bottoms, USSOCOM Office of Communication

“The mohawk haircut was new. Dawn Page, an Army sergeant first class assigned to Special Operations Forces, got it just before coming to the Warrior Games”, writes Pat Borzi, Contributor with espnW.   “As the lanky Page carried her starting blocks across the infield Sunday at Lane Technical College Prep High School, ready to run the women’s 100-meter dash at the Warrior Games, she broke her steely concentration briefly to nod at her wife in the stands. “She looks so cool,” said Dana Childress-Page, leaning over the railing above the track at the competitors below. “I love her so much.”

You may enjoy taking the time to read Dawn Page’s story, and how she arrived at Warrior Games 2017 in Chicago.  Pat Borzi highlights:

“Deployed with Special Ops in Jordan in June 2015, Page fell into a cave behind a waterfall, breaking her left arm and dislocating her shoulder. No one saw her fall. No one knew where to find her. Though not particularly religious, Page had been baptized the week before in the Jordan River, where Christian tradition teaches that John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Now she was alone, badly hurt, disoriented.

Read how a ray of sunshine saved Dawn Page’s life, by clicking here to read the full article on the ESPN web site.


 

Warrior Games – Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Reintegration | Panel Discussion at Pritzker Military Museum and Library

Wounded Warrior Panel Discussion on Injury and Rehabilitation at Pritzker Military History Museum with Ken Fisher, Florent Groberg, Vice Admiral C. Forrest Faison, III and Andrew P. Hoyle

Warrior Games – Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Reintegration | Panel Discussion at Pritzker Military Museum and Library

Panelests include Medal of Honor recipient, Florent Groberg, Ken Fisher, Chairman & CEO of Fisher House Foundation, Vice Admiral C. Forrest Faison, III, 38th Surgenon General of the United States Navy and Lieutenant Andrew P. Hoyle, Chaplain in the United States Navy.


July 1, 2017:  Chicago, Illinois

On July 1, 2017, the Pritzker Military Museum and Library hosted a panel discussion centered around the 2017 DoD Warrior Games on ‘Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Reintegration’.  The panel discussion was led by Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg and included Ken Fisher, Chairman and CEO of Fisher House Foundation, Vice Admiral C. Forrest Faison, III, the 38th Surgeon General of the United States Navy, Lieutenant Andrew P. Hoyle, Chaplain in the United States Navy.

The Pritzker Museum and Library highlights:  “The Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games introduce wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to Paralympic-style sports. The Warrior Games showcase the resilient spirit of today’s wounded, ill or injured service members from all branches of the military. After overcoming significant injuries and illnesses, these athletes prove that life can continue after becoming wounded, ill and injured.

The 2017 Warrior Games are being held in Chicago to increase awareness of the Games and the significance of the Department of Defense’s Wounded Warrior Program. ”

To learn more about the panel discussion, click here.

The video of the panel discussion can be viewed on the Pritzker Museums Facebook page.


 

Track Medal Presentation by Susie Schwartz, Trustee of Fisher House Foundation, at 2017 Warrior Games

Track Medal Presentation

by Susie Schwartz, Trustee of Fisher House Foundation, at 2017 Warrior Games


July 2, 2017:  Warrior Games 2017, Track Medal Presentation

Susie Schwartz, Trustee of Fisher House Foundation, was honored to present the Gold, Silver & Bronze medals to finalists at the the men’s track competition at the 2017 Warrior Games in Chicago, Illinois.

Mrs. Schwartz, wife of retired Air Force Chief of Staff, General Norton Schwartz, is an active advocate for military families. She is passionate about connecting people and organizations to support our military community.

Mrs. Schwartz has a lifelong history of humanitarian assistance to military families. As a former special education teacher, she helped bring awareness of military child mobility issues to the Air Force through the Military Child Education Coalition which resulted in policy change. She currently sits on the Board for the Fisher House Foundation and formerly served on the Board for the Air Force Aid Society and the Air Force Charity Ball Committee.


 

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Proudly supporting our service member and their families. Your perseverance and dedication is our inspiration. Thank you to our Family Program supporters who's generous support has made it possible for each athlete to have have two family members or guests attend the 2019 Warrior Games.
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