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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.


Buy Your Ticket Now for the Opening Ceremony of Warrior Games 2017

Wounded Warrior Games Chicago

Buy Your Ticket Now for the Opening Ceremony of Warrior Games 2017

Jon Stewart at the 2017 Wounded Warrior Games in ChicagoOrder Tickets Now!

Buy your tickets now for the opening ceremony and concert of the Department of Defense Warrior Games, featuring Grammy award-winning artists Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson, and hosted by Jon Stewart.  The event will take place July 1 at 7 p.m. CT at Soldier Field in Chicago.  Please note, credentialed family members will be admitted free of charge. The purchase of tickets is for non-credentialed individuals only.

Tickets will be available online beginning Tuesday, June 6 at 10 a.m. CST through Ticketmaster. Tickets prices are set at $40, $60 and $80.  

Opening Ceremony for the Wounded Warrior Games is July 1 2017 in ChicagoAbout the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games

The star-studded opening ceremony concert will officially kick off the 2017 Warrior Games, which will take place June 30 through July 8 in Chicago. Approximately 265 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing teams from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Special Operations Command, as well as the United Kingdom Armed Forces and the Australian Defence Force will compete in an inspiring display of athleticism and resilience.  Most sporting events are open to the public and free of charge.  Tickets for the July 7 finals for wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball, being held at the United Center, will also be available through Ticketmaster. Stay tuned for on-sale dates and ticket prices.

We hope that you’ll be able to join us in celebrating the kick-off of this year’s Games!






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.