The Department of Defense (DoD) holds an annual adaptive-sports competition, the Warrior Games. This year is the 13th Anniversary highlighting the exceptional physical skills and mental toughness of wounded, ill and injured active-duty and veteran service members. Men and women representing the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and U.S. Special Operations Command will compete in a variety of adaptive sports.
While the structure of the event may be slightly different, athletes will still participate in a premier and elite-level adaptive sporting event. Additionally, spectators and guests are still invited to see the action first-hand at Naval Air Station North Island.
The adaptive sports featured in the DoD Warrior Games Challenge are a part of the larger DoD Warrior Care program. Within this program, adaptive sports provide reconditioning activities and competitive athletic opportunities to all wounded, ill and injured service members to improve their physical and mental wellness throughout the continuum of recovery and transition. Modified equipment and additional classification systems allow each athlete to compete, regardless of their injury or illness.
Adaptive sports featured at the 2023 DoD Warrior Games Challenge have not been finalized, but in the past they have included archery, cycling, sitting volleyball, swimming, golf, track, ﬁeld, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, shooting, indoor rowing, and powerlifting.
The U.S. Army will host the 2023 DoD Warrior Games Challenge in June 2023 at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, Calif. Specific dates and details will be released as we get closer to the event.
We are excited to host the 2023 Warrior Games Challenge at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, Calif. Information on competition and attendance will be provided closer to the event.
First and foremost, the Warrior Games are designed to enhance recovery by engaging wounded, ill, and injured service members outside of traditional therapy settings. The program hopes to inspire recovery and physical fitness and encourage new opportunities for growth and achievement. Second, the games raise awareness about the resources available through the DoD Warrior Care programs. The adaptive sports program is just one facet of the continuum of recovery and care our active-duty and veteran warriors receive.
Media will have a select opportunity to experience and appreciate the special challenges faced by these warriors. Adaptive equipment and interaction with the athletes offer a unique chance to share their experiences with the audience.
Details regarding Warrior Games events, including Opening and Closing Ceremonies, will be released as we get closer to the event.
The Warrior Games appreciates the support of all its sponsors and supporters. Information about how your organization can support the Department of Defense Warrior Games will be available closer to the event. For immediate questions, please email [email protected]
Details regarding Warrior Games events will be released as we get closer to the event.
Additional information can be found at https://www.dodwarriorgames.com
International teams will not be competing in the 2023 Warrior Games Challenge, but we look forward to welcoming them back to future Warrior Games, as well as continuing our relationship to support wounded, ill, and injured military members.
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