The 2018 Warrior Games continue Sunday morning at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Athletes from all branches of the military will be participating in the games. They will be pushing past some big barriers in their quests to bring home the gold.
On Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. visit the Cadet Gymnasium Outdoor Courts for the Sport Expo for a look at how these athletes prepare and compete in adaptive sports. Families can also enjoy demonstrations, a family fun zone and local food trucks.
All events are free and open to the public. Those attending must enter at the Academy’s North Gate and show a valid govt. I.D.
Sunday, June 3rd schedule of competition:
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Shooting prelims – Venue: Holaday Athletic Center
12:00 p.m. – 4 p.m.- Sitting Volleyball Prelims – Venue: Cadet East Gymnasium
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Wheelchair basektball prelims – Venue: Cadet Center Gymnasium
It’s going to be an eventful week at the Academy, as 250 athletes will compete in 11 different sports.
Athletes from all eight teams (Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, SOCOM, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada) have spent months training for the games and many told News 5 that it’s all about teamwork and watching out for their comrades.
"Everyone of us looks out for each other," said Marine, Douglas Godfrey Jr. "If we see somebody else that seems to be having an off day, we’ll pull them aside and try and help them out anyway we can, whether it’s talking or whether it’s going out and doing something."
The Warrior Games were established in 2010 for wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans. The games were last held in Colorado Springs in 2014.
News 5 is a proud sponsor of the games and will be onsite all week bringing you coverage on-air and on-line.
For more information: Warrior Games 2018