Windy City Welcomes Wounded, Ill, and Injured Service Members and Veterans for 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games

July 3, 2017 | By Warrior Care Staff
According to CityofChicago.org, nearly 40 million people visit the Windy City annually. This year, that number will include 265 wounded, ill, and injured Service members and Veterans, along with families, caregivers, and supporters of the
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Opening Ceremonies are held at Soldier Field for the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games in Chicago, Ill., July 1, 2017. The DoD Warrior Games are an annual event allowing wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to compete in Paralympic-style sports including archery, cycling, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and wheelchair basketball. (DoD photo by Roger L. Wollenberg)
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2017 DoD Warrior Games
Opening Ceremonies are held at Soldier Field for the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games in Chicago, Ill., July 1, 2017. The DoD Warrior Games are an annual event allowing wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to compete in Paralympic-style sports including archery, cycling, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and wheelchair basketball. (DoD photo by Roger L. Wollenberg)
Photo By: Roger L. Wollenberg
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, which provides competitive athletic opportunities and adaptive reconditioning activities to wounded, ill, and injured Service members. Participation in adaptive sports and reconditioning activities has demonstrated benefits on physical and mental quality of life, while also encouraging personal growth and achievement as Service members adapt to their new normal. Events will take place throughout the City of Chicago and are open to the public. Follow DoD Warrior Care on Twitter @WarriorCare and Facebook @WarriorCare for live coverage of events and competition and track conversations with the hashtag #WarriorGames. View the full schedule of events, team profiles, facts and information, and more at www.dodwarriorgames.com.