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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.


Video – US Army Wounded Warrior Trials for 2015 Warrior Games

Excellent video that highlights the US Army Wounded Warrior Trials for the 2015 Warrior Games.

The video featuresU.S. Army Veteran Sgt. Robbie Gaupp, Gatesville, Texas, who participates in wheelchair basketball practice as a part of training for the 2015 Army Trials at Soto Physical Fitness Center, fort Bliss, Texas, 24 March, 2015.

The “Army Trials help determine who will get a spot on the Department of Defense Games 2015 Army Team in June at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia”.   The video was produced by Spc. Ambraea Johnson.

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.




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 2019 Warrior Games.