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 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.
The 5th annual Valor Games Midwest will be held August 18 – 20 in Chicago. Online registration for participating athletes is now open. Volunteer opportunities will be posted early this summer.
For more information, contact email@example.com or 312-861-4848.
The 2015 Valor Games Midwest will be held August 18 – 20 in Chicago. Participant registration is available now:
For questions or assistance with registration, contact firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ or 312-861-4848.
World Sport Chicago thanksÂ our sport partners for supporting the competitions of the 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
2014 Look Back
Take a look back at our 2014Â Warrior WednesdayÂ blog series and read the amazing stories of just some of our athletes and the positive impact the Valor Games Midwest has on them.
Thanks to the Volunteers
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. Volunteer information for 2015 will be available early this summer.