Valor Games Midwest

Valor Games Midwest 2014 will take place August 20-22, 2014.

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.

Last year’s event hosted more than 150 athletes, the largest Games to date! 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.

Qualifying 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
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Visual disabilities, or
  • Any disability rating from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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For more information, contact valorgames@worldsportchicago.org or 312-861-4848.

Support the Valor Games!

This year’s Valor Games Midwest will be held from August 20-22World Sport Chicago is currently trying to win a $20,000 donation through the Veteran’s Charity Challenge to allow us to serve even more veterans at the 2014 Valor Games Midwest.  There are three ways you can help us win:

All proceeds go straight to the Valor Games Midwest and any donation is greatly appreciated!

Volunteers

We could not support our military and veteran athletes at the Valor Games Midwest without the help of hundreds of volunteers.

Volunteers will be needed at the host hotel for check-in, check-out and meals; sports venues for set-up, tear-down and competition assistance; and other support roles.  Multiple volunteer shifts will be available throughout the three days of competition.  We highly encourage veterans and/or active duty military to volunteer for the Valor Games Midwest.  If you are interested in learning more about volunteering at the Valor Games, please email valorgames@worldsportchicago.org and include your veteran status if applicable.

Support Volunteer Community Service

Sports Partners

World Sport Chicago thanks 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

Valor Games 2014 Applications

We are now accepting applications for Valor Games Midwest 2014 competitors.

The application deadline is Friday, July 25, 2014.

Valor Games Midwest 2014 Application

 

 

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is subject to athlete eligibility.

Athletes will receive confirmation of their acceptance to the Valor Games Midwest, as well as additional event details, within three weeks of submitting their application.

Please note that spots are limited.

If you are having problems accessing or completing the application, please contact us at 312-861-4848 or valorgames@worldsportchicago.org.

Cancellations

If you must cancel your application for the Valor Games Midwest, please do so as soon as possible. All cancellations must be submitted to valorgames@worldsportchicago.org by Friday, July 25, 2014.

If you cancel after July 25, you may not be eligible to compete in the 2015 Valor Games Midwest due to costs associated with late cancellations.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Miller at valorgames@worldsportchicago.org.

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Now Accepting Applications

We are now accepting applications for Valor Games Midwest 2014 competitors.

The application deadline is Friday, July 25, 2014.

Valor Games Midwest 2014 Application

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is subject to athlete eligibility.

For more information please contact Stephanie Miller at smiller@worldsportchicago.org.

  

Sponsors for the 2014 Valor Games Midwest

World Sport Chicago provides opportunities to connect with the Chicago community through the Valor Games Midwest and other events by showcasing their brands, products and services to potential consumers. Sponsors can get involved and make a difference through financial and in-kind contributions as well as employee volunteer engagement.

To learn more about becoming a World Sport Chicago sponsor and about the customized benefits packages available for this event, contact arosko@worldsportchicago.org.