— James Hutton (@JEHutton) May 12, 2013
— Warrior Care Policy (@WarriorCare) May 11, 2013
The Warrior Games was created in 2010 as an introduction to Paralympic sports for injured service members and veterans. As the Army’s Warrior Transition Command describes it, the event showcases “the resilient spirit of today’s wounded, ill, or injured service members from all branches of the military. After overcoming significant physical and behavioral injuries, these men and women demonstrate the power of ability over disability and the spirit of competition.” Events include volleyball, wheelchair basketball, swimming, cycling, track & field, archery & competitive shooting.
This weekend, Britain’s Prince Harry and Olympic medalist volleyball star Misty May-Treanor attended the kick-off. The Warrior Games are sponsored by Deloitte.
— Lindsay Watts (@LindsayAWatts) May 11, 2013
— John Register (@JFRegister) May 12, 2013
Princess Di would be SO PROUD of her sons. #WarriorGames USA welcomes Prince Harry.
— Jana Ayers (@LadyChainsaw) May 12, 2013
— Missy Franklin (@missyfranklin) May 12, 2013
Our friend J.R. Salzman, Iraq War Vet/Amputee/Wounded Warrior, is competing for Team Army and tweeting from the games.
More competition and courage on display tomorrow in Colorado Springs:
Very excited for the #WarriorGames Air Force Cycling Team tomorrow! Here's to conquering personals barriers!
— Sean Weddell (@Way2Finish) May 12, 2013
— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) May 11, 2013
— Nadja West (@LTGWest) May 11, 2013
— Shunty (@Tardis_Hunter) May 11, 2013
Good luck and God bless all of these amazing wounded warrior-athletes.