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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Valor Games Midwest - Aug 18 - 20, 2015 - Chicago

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.
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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. Friends and family of participating athletes are encouraged to view the schedule of events, and come watch the Valor Games Midwest to show support.
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 invited as a ‘spectator-only’ to future Valor Games Midwest events.
For more information, contact valorgames@worldsportchicago.org or 312-861-4848.

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