The annual Department of Defense Warrior Games are underway in Tampa Bay, Fla., with closing ceremonies scheduled for Sunday.
The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place June 21-30 with representatives of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, and SOCOM — along with competitors from Canada, Netherlands, Denmark, United Kingdom, and Australia — competing in a variety of sports, such as swimming, track, golf, wheelchair rugby, and many more.
“Approximately 300 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans will participate in the competition,” according to the website. “Teams include active military service members and veterans with upper-body, lower-body, and spinal cord injuries; traumatic brain injuries; visual impairment; serious illnesses; and post-traumatic stress. They will go head-to-head in 14 sports … The Warrior Games were established in 2010 as a way to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded warriors and to expose them to adaptive sports.”
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