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.
Qualifying athletes may be active duty service members or veterans from any era. Their disabilities may include:
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 [email protected] 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 of 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.
If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities with World Sport Chicago please visit our volunteer portal or contact us at [email protected]
World Sport Chicago thanks our sport partners for supporting the competitions of the 2014 Valor Games Midwest:
Chicago Park District
Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Sports
Lincoln Park Boat Club
Each Wednesday leading up to the Valor Games Midwest, WSC showcased one of the Valor Games Midwest athletes on our blog.
Take a look back at our Warrior Wednesday series and read the amazing stories of just some of our athletes and the positive impact the Valor Games Midwest has on them.