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Wounded Warrior Project Announces Platinum Sponsorship of Department of Defense Warrior Games 2024

Wounded Warrior Project Announces Platinum Sponsorship of Department of Defense Warrior Games 2024

JACKSONVILLE, Florida., June 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) supports the Department of Defense Warrior Games as a Platinum Sponsor. More than 200 athletes from U.S. military branches will compete in the Games along with athletes from international allied nations. June 21-30 In Orlando. More than 90 of America’s athletes are WWP™ registered warriors.

“Wounded Warrior Project is incredibly honored to sponsor one of the most prestigious and spirited competitions in the military community,” said WWP CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Walt Piatt. “The 2024 Warrior Games represent the biggest stage in adaptive military sports and showcase the courage and resilience of our nation’s heroes. We are proud to help support their journey to mental and physical wellness – whatever something that the Wounded Warrior Project strives to cultivate among warriors every day.”

Many WWP registered warriors participating in the Warrior Games were introduced to modified athletic opportunities for the first time through Adaptive Sports, Physical Health and Wellness and WWP’s Soldier Ride.® programs. Warriors who adopt healthier habits through these programs see improvements in their chronic conditions, support system and mental well-being, as well as an increase in their overall quality of life. WWP’s Warrior Survey found that more than half of WWP warriors use physical activity as a tool to cope with stress or mental health issues.

Army Veteran and Wounded Warrior Corine Hamilton is participating in the Warrior Games for the second time. She credits WWP for playing an important role in her recovery after her service.

“The Wounded Warrior Project is important to me because I am still in touch with everyone who has supported me from the very beginning,” said Corine, who competes in the Warrior Games in cycling, field, powerlifting and track. . “I was locked in a room. I was in a wheelchair and I didn’t want to come out. The Wounded Warrior Project re-introduced me to society and brought me back into my community – and they never left me They haven’t left me since.

First held in 2010, the Warrior Games celebrate the resilience and dedication of wounded, ill, and injured U.S. active duty and veteran service members. It now also includes athletes from international allied countries. The event features adaptive sports including archery, cycling, marksmanship, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby , indoor rowing, powerlifting and golf as an exhibition. Learn more about the Warrior Games.

About the Wounded Warrior Project
Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) meets the growing needs of warriors, their families and caregivers, helping them achieve their highest ambition. Learn how the organization supports veterans and service members.

SOURCE Wounded Warrior Project®