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Track Medal Presentation by Denise Dolan at 2017 Warrior Games

Track Medal Presentation

by Denise Dolan, Chief Advancement Officer of Fisher House Foundation, at 2017 Warrior Games


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

Denise Dolan, Chief Advancement Officer of Fisher House Foundation, was honored to present the Gold, Silver & Bronze medals to finalists at the women’s track competition at the 2017 Warrior Games in Chicago, Illinois.

Denise is the proud granddaughter of a World War II veteran who survived for five days – lost in the dense New Guinea jungle.  In her role, she oversees the fundraising efforts of the Foundation.

Denise joined Fisher House Foundation in 2014 and is honored to use her fundraising experience to serve military veterans and their families.


 

DoD Warrior Games in Chicago Opens With 265 Participants, Celebrities to Celebrate America’s Homecoming for Wounded, Ill & Injured Service Members

DoD Warrior Games in Chicago Opens With 265 Participants, Celebrities

Celebrates America’s Homecoming for Wounded, Ill & Injured Service Members & Their Families and Friends


July 2, 2017:  DoD (Department of Defense News)

As the 4th of July weekend arrives, Shannon Collins, journalist with the DoD News updates on America’s Homecoming and the  2017 Warrior Games hosted in Chicago’s Soldier Field on July 1, 2017.

Ms. Collins  highlights, “As comedian Jon Stewart and Navy Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, announced the official opening of the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games here yesterday, medically retired Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sarah Rudder walked-in a hand torch at Soldier Field, where it was passed between teams, with medically retired Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Hamilton lastly using it to light a flame for the games.”

Fisher House Foundation's Ken Fisher Welcomes Guest at 2017 Warrior Games at Chicago's Soldiers FieldThe event was attended by over 10,000 Chicagoans, and featured welcoming remarks by Navy Admiral Richardson (Chief of Naval Operations), Ken Fisher, President & CEO of Fisher House Foundation, world-renown artists, Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton, rock and roll hall of fame Sam Moore and the President & CEO of Boeing, Dennis Muilenburg.

The article spotlights:

Kelly Clarkson whom “opened the concert with “My Life Would Suck Without You” and told the crowd, “I’m excited and honored to be here. Thank you so much for your service. We are super honored. When I was told about Warrior Games, I was so inspired, and I’m just so excited to be a part of this and just thank you so much for having us here.”

As she readied the audience for “Piece By Piece,” she was overcome with emotion as she told the athletes, service members and veterans in the audience, “Y’all are real heroes; y’all are real heroes.”

Blake Shelton closed the show and told his fans, “Happy Independence Day weekend! I hope you’re not going to get tired of me celebrating these military people I see out here in the audience tonight and their families. Thank you so much.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Sam Moore performs the hit song “Soul Man” for the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games opening ceremonies at Soldier Field in Chicago, July 1, 2017. The DoD Warrior Games are an annual event allowing wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to compete in Paralympic-style sports. DoD photo by EJ Hersom

“The men and women that serve and protect this country on a daily basis allow the rest of us the freedoms we enjoy,” Shelton said earlier. “I’m proud to be part of this event and root these heroes on to victory at this year’s Warrior Games.”

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


 

5 Reasons You Should Attend the Warrior Games in Chicago

5 Reasons You Should Attend the Warrior Games in Chicago


Wondering what the 5 reasons you should attend the Warrior Games in Chicago?  “The Warrior Games are coming to Chicago!”, writes Roxanne Steinhoff, staff member of the Chicago Sports Commission, the sports destination and tourism arm of Choose Chicago.

The Warrior Games is a “Paralympic-style competition for wounded, ill and injured active-duty service members and veterans, the Warrior Games are organized by the Department of Defense. Featuring over 260 athletes, the Games will be a fantastic celebration of our courageous service members and veterans”.

ChooseChicago.com summarizes this compelling list to support our nation’s heroes – service members and their families.  Will you join us?


1. Most events are free and open to the public

“Two weeks of competition begins June 30 at McCormick Place with shooting, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball.”

 


July 1 2017 Concert in Chicago for Wounded Warriors2. The Opening Ceremonies and Concert will be held at Soldier Field, featuring Blake Shelton & Kelly Clarkson, with Jon Stewart as host

“Talk about star-studded! The Opening Ceremony and Concert will begin at 7pm, with Grammy Award-winning artists Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson putting on a full concert with 60-minute performances each, with Jon Stewart as host.

 


Fisher House Foundation and Warrior Games 2017 in Chicago3. This is the first year the Warrior Games will be held entirely outside of a military installation or U.S. Olympic Committee facility

“These Warrior Games will be historic — the U.S. Navy in partnership with the City of Chicago are hosting the Games, marking the first time the competition will be held as a city-wide event and setting the bar for future Warrior Games.”


4. The Warrior Games are family-oriented, with a special Family Day on Independence Day

Independence Day in Chicago is always a great time for families, and with special events taking place throughout the city on the Warrior Games Family Day, there is even more reason to celebrate downtown.


5. Support our service members and veterans

The Warrior Games were created in 2010 to help wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans overcome significant injuries and illnesses through participation in Paralympic-style sports.

To read the full-story on the Choose Chicago web site, click here.

 


 

Chicago White Sox Welcome Warrior Games Attendees with Specially Priced Tickets

Chicago Whitesox and Wounded Warrior Games 2017

Chicago White Sox Welcome Warrior Games Attendees with Specially Priced Tickets


Wounded Warrior Games Family Program and Chicago Whitesox Ticket PromotionThe Chicago White Sox are thrilled to welcome the Warrior Games to Chicago!

To thank you for choosing Chicago for your event, the Chicago White Sox are extending a special ticket offer to all attendees including participants, Family Program attendees and spectators..

Use the following link as an opportunity to take in some exciting baseball and to access the special ticket offers – www.whitesox.com/warrior

If you are interested in reserving a party area during a Chicago White Sox game, please visit www.whitesox.com/group or call 312-674-1000

Please note that orders will NOT be redeemed at the Guaranteed Rate Field ticket windows or the White Sox administrative offices.


 

Video – US Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials

Video – US Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials

Watch a heart warming US Air Force video that feature more than 100 100 recovering service member athletes from the US Air Force, US Army, Great Britain and Australia competed in the second annual USAF Trials at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.

About the Warrior Games

The Warrior Games, which takes place from June 19 – June 28 2015, is an annual sporting competition bringing together wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from across the country.

The Department of Defense is the 2015 organizer of this competition that will feature eight sporting events with approximately 200 athletes representing teams from the Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force and U.S. Special Operations Command.

Video – BP’s Support of Veterans at 2014 Warrior Games

Video – BP’s Support of Veterans at 2014 Warrior Games


Video – BP’s Support of Veterans at 2014 Warrior Games

Watch an excellent video highlighting BP’s support of U.S. military veterans and their families at the 2014 Warrior Games.  The video features comments by John Minge, Chairman and CEO of BP America who was an active attendee through-out the 2014 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs.

BP is a proud sponsor the Warrior Games and the 2014 Family Program at Warrior Games; and supporter of Fisher House Foundation, Semper Fi Fund and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

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Website: http://warriorgamesfamilyprogram.org

About The Warrior Games Family Program

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 2018 Warrior Games.
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