New York, NY (Top40 Charts / Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games)
The 2018 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior
Games begin in less than one month and Jon Stewart confirmed he will return this year to emcee the opening ceremony on June 2, honoring hundreds of athletes, family members and caretakers participating in the Games. Free tickets to the opening ceremony event, featuring a concert by Kelly
Clarkson, are now available at DoDWarriorGames.com.
Now in its ninth year, the Warrior
Games, held this year at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, will be free and open to the public from June 1 - 9.
"It's an honor to emcee the opening ceremony again," said Stewart. "The Warrior
Games is a truly inspirational experience for all involved, and I highly encourage families and communities to come out to support and learn from these incredible warriors. As a parent, you never know where your lessons will land. At the Games, you'll witness resilience, integrity and maybe even the idea that you don't have to be defined by the worst day you ever had."
open for the opening ceremony at 5:00 p.m. and Grammy nominated country star Eric Paslay
kicks off the all-star evening with an unforgettable performance. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis.
"I am looking forward to performing for our wounded, ill and injured service members and their families," Paslay said. "I can't wait to cheer these heroes on to victory at this year's Warrior
Games in Colorado Springs."
Games are a Paralympic-style competition for wounded, ill and injured service members. Athletes from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Special Operations Command, in addition to athletes from the U.K. Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force and, for the first time, the Canadian Armed Forces, will compete in the Games. They will go head-to-head in 11 events: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, wheelchair basketball and, for the first time in Warrior
Games history, indoor rowing, powerlifting and time trial cycling.
Games are a great opportunity for the American public to experience a once in a lifetime event at no cost," said Col. Gina Oliver, director of the 2018 Warrior
Games. "In one spectacular evening, those attending will honor our warrior athletes and their families in an Olympic-level opening ceremony and enjoy first class entertainment. We're looking forward to seeing everyone at Falcon Stadium on June 2 and having them return throughout the week to witness amazing people doing amazing things."
The 2018 Warrior
Games are an opportunity for everyone to witness true grit and determination, while celebrating the accomplishments of wounded, injured or ill service members.
Visit DoDWarriorGames.com to learn more about the Warrior
Games, the athletes competing this year, volunteer opportunities and the schedule of events.
The Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior
Games were established in 2010 as a way to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded, ill and injured service members and to expose them to adaptive sports. The 2018 Warrior
Games will be held June 1 - 9 at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Warrior
Games are free and open to the public. About 300 wounded, ill and injured service members representing teams from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), United Kingdom Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force and the Canadian Armed Forces will participate in the competition. They will go head-to-head in 11 sports including archery, cycling and time trial cycling, indoor rowing, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, powerlifting, wheelchair basketball, track & field, engaging in friendly competition and experiencing the healing power of sports. For more information on attending, volunteering, covering or supporting the Warrior
Games please visit DoDWarriorGames.com and follow the Warrior
Games on Facebook at https://facebook.com/warriorgames.