Valor Games Midwest
The Valor Games Midwest is an introductory adaptive sports competition for veterans and service members with physical and visual disabilities. During the three-day event, athletes compete in discus, shot put, cycling, archery, powerlifting and indoor rowing.
Promoting healthy, active lifestyles is important to successful community reintegration and overall life satisfaction. World Sport Chicago is proud to support such endeavors. This event is organized in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Paralympics and the Chicago Park District.
QualifyingÂ athletes may be active duty service members or veterans from any era. Their disabilities may include:
- Amputation/limb loss
- Post traumatic stress
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Visual disabilities, or
- Any disability rating from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-861-4848.
Thanks to our Supporters!
We could not support our military and veteran athletes at the Valor Games Midwest without the help ofÂ hundreds of volunteers. Thanks to all those that came out in support of the 2014 event with a special thanks to the Veterans’ service organizations, VA hospitols, our regional sport partners, BP America, United, Chicago Park District and others to lend us your time, expertise, staff and volunteers.
World Sport Chicago thanksÂ our sport partners for supporting the competitions of the 2014 Valor Games Midwest:
- Chicago Park District
- Adaptive Adventures
- Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association
- Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Sports
- Chicagoland JOAD
- Lincoln Park Boat Club
- Project Mobility
Each Wednesday leading up to theÂ Valor Games Midwest, WSC showcased one of the Valor Games Midwest athletes on our blog.
Take a look back at ourÂ Warrior WednesdayÂ series and read the amazing stories of just some of our athletes and the positive impact the Valor Games Midwest has on them.