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.

2014 Valor Games Midwest Schedule

**Times Subject to Change**

Wednesday, August 20th: Soldier Field – 1410 S Museum Campus Dr (Gate O)

  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Opening Ceremonies
  • 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Veterans Resource Expo and Biathlon Clinic
  • 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Field Events (Shot Put and Discus)

Thursday, August 21st: United Center – 1901 W Madison St (South Parking Lot and Concourse)

  • 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Rowing
  • 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Cycling

Friday, August 22nd: Armour Square Park – 3309 S Shields Ave

  • 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Archery
  • 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Golf Clinic
  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Powerlifting
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Closing Ceremonies

We could not support our military and veteran athletes at the Valor Games Midwest without the help of hundreds of volunteers. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering at the Valor Games, please visit our volunteer website!

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

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Support the Valor Games!

Share Your Message on #WallofThanks

Our Nation’s veterans, especially our wounded warriors, have selflessly given so much to all of us. World Sport Chicago is honored to partner with BP to create a Wall of Thanks, to show these men and women just how much we appreciate them.

Join BP and World Sport Chicago in thanking our nation’s veterans and active-duty service members for their service and all of the sacrifices they have made.  Share a note of thanks using #WallOfThanks through your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account.  Every post makes a difference and will be displayed on the #WallOfThanks at the Valor Games Midwest August 20-22.

Volunteer Opportunities!

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 volunteer opportunities please visit our volunteer portal or contact us at volunteer@worldsportchicago.org.

Support Volunteer Community Service

Warrior Wednesday

Each Wednesday leading up to the Valor Games Midwest from August 20-22, WSC has showcased one of the Valor Games’ athletes on our blog.

Warrior Wednesday gives just some of our athletes a platform to share their amazing stories and the positive impact the Valor Games Midwest has on them.

Participant Information

2014 Field Rules – Wed
2014 Cycling Rules – Thu
2014 Rowing Rules – Thu
2014 Archery Rules – Fri
2014 Powerlifting Rules – Fri

The application period is now CLOSED!

All registered athletes have now been emailed participant information packets with their personalized schedule and check-in details on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014. If you believe you are registered for the Valor Games Midwest and have not received your personalized confirmation email, place call 312-861-4848.

Check-in and registration for all athletes is Wednesday, August 20th at the Hilton Chicago (720 S Michigan Ave) from 7am to 9am. We look forward to seeing you at the 2014 Games!

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.

If you cancel after July 25 or no show for the event, you may not be eligible to compete in future Valor Games Midwest due to costs associated with late cancellations.

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

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
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Share Your Message on #WallofThanks

Join BP and World Sport Chicago in thanking our nation’s veterans and active-duty service members for their service and all of the sacrifices they have made.  Share a note of thanks using #WallOfThanks through your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account.

Every post makes a difference and will be displayed on the #WallOfThanks at the Valor Games Midwest August 20-22.