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 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.

The 5th annual Valor Games Midwest will be held August 18 – 20 in Chicago. Participant registration is now closed, if you have already registered and your plans must change please contact valorgames@worldsportchicago.org or 312-861-4848. As a reminder any registered participant who does not cancel in advance, and is a ‘no show’ to the event, is subject to being banned from future Valor Games Midwest events.

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

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Additional Information

Volunteer Opportunities

Dozens of volunteers make the Valor Games Midwest possible. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities or to sign-up please visit the World Sport Chicago volunteer portal today!

Sports Partners

World Sport Chicago thanks 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
  • CIRC Adaptive
  • Project Mobility

Participant Drawing

Athlete participants of the 2015 Valor Games Midwest will be eligible to win 2 TRAVEL CERTIFICATES compliments of UNITED AIRLINES. Certificates can be used for travel anywhere in the continental United States, Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean. The drawing will take place at the Closing Ceremonies; athletes must have attended all three days of competition and be present to win.

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2015 Registration Now Open

The 2015 Valor Games Midwest will be held August 18 – 20 in Chicago. Participant registration is available now:

2015 VGM REGISTRATION

For questions or assistance with registration, contact valorgames@worldsportchicago.org or 312-861-4848.

  

Valor Games Midwest in Action

  

Find a Paralympic Sport Program

The agencies partnering with World Sport Chicago include organizations from the city and suburbs. To find a Paralympic sport program in your community and get active now, visit U.S. Paralympics’ Find-a-Club tool.