VA Valor Games Adds New Competitions

Attention veterans: Do you have valor? Why not test your skills at the 2013 Valor Games?

U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, have expanded the 2011 and 2012 Valor Games Midwest, a competition for veterans and service members with a physical disability, to three additional regions.

“We’re proud to expand this great event for veterans that World Sport Chicago has made so popular,” said Chris Nowak, director, VA Office of National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events. “By offering the competition at targeted regions across the country, we’re not only making it easier for veterans to participate but also more cost-effective.”

The lineup for this year’s games is as follows:

Funding for all four of the competitions is being provided by Veterans Affairs.

To compete, athletes must be a veteran or active duty service member. Physical disabilities can include amputation/limb loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, spinal cord injuries, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, visual disabilities and any disability rating from the VA.