Warrior Games Come to Chicago - United Hub

Warrior Games come to Chicago

By The Hub team, June 30, 2017

Watch below as the United 777 BBQ Team meets with the Warrior Games athletes for a bbq.

More than 250 wounded and recovering service members and veterans representing teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and U.S. Special Operations Command, as well as the United Kingdom Armed Forces and the Australian Defence Force will gather in Chicago June 30 - July 8 to compete in the Department of Defense Warrior Games. Established in 2010, the Warrior Games were created to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded warriors and to expose them to adaptive sports. This is the first year the games will be held outside of a military installation or a U.S. Olympic Committee facility, but the hope is that by bringing the games to Chicago, participants will have more of an opportunity to showcase their strength, resilience and dedication on a public stage.

Warrior Games participants overlook the Chicago River Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Gordon - Commander, Navy Installations Command

As the 2017 official travel partner of the Warrior Games, we welcomed participants from all over the world as they arrived for the games this week at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Participants and their families will join volunteers and spectators as the tournament kicks off today with shooting, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball at McCormick Place's Lakeside Center. Tomorrow's activities include another full day of events ending with the Opening Ceremony concert at Chicago's Soldier Field. Grammy award-winning artists Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson will headline the concert with Jon Stewart as the host. Get tickets to the Opening Ceremony concert.

Warrior Games Group Photo

The games are an opportunity for athletes to showcase their enduring warrior spirit in the presence of their families and spectators. Most events are free and open to the public. You can find the full schedule along with more information about the games on the Warrior Games website: http://www.dodwarriorgames.com/.

Shot put athlete

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