Wounded soldiers to compete in Valor Games in Triangle - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Wounded soldiers to compete in Valor Games in Triangle

Posted: Updated:
RALEIGH, N.C. -

A sporting event for wounded and injured veterans and soldiers will be held at three Triangle locations in May.

The Valor Games Southeast marks the first time the games will be played outside Chicago. The Southeast games are the first of four competitions nationally aimed at linking wounded and injured veteran and active duty military to their local communities.

The contests will be held in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill on May 21, 22, and 23. About 100 former or current member of the armed forces will compete in events include rowing, archery, cycling, air rifle and volleyball.

Many of the competitors are soldiers who were injured in the line of duty.

Bridge II sports, a Durham nonprofit, will be hosting the Valor Games Southeast. This includes a three-day competition in adapted sports for wounded and injured veterans and active-duty service members.

The public is welcomed to attend the games and admission at Cameron Indoor Stadium, Dean E. Smith Center and N.C. State Fairgrounds are free. Funding for these games is provided by the U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Chicago hosted the first Valor Games in 2011 and this year will be the first time the games will be offered in a series of four regional competitions nationwide. Following the Valor Games Southeast, the Valor Games Far West will be held in June, The Valor Games Midwest held in August and the Valor Games are set for September.

  • Gaza truce unravels within hours

    Gaza truce unravels within hours

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:34 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:34:07 GMT
    A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.
    A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah.
  • Ukrainian troops suffer heavy loss in ambush

    Ukrainian troops suffer heavy loss in ambush

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:33:44 GMT
    Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...
    A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.
  • UN: Iraq deaths drop to 1,700 in July

    UN: Iraq deaths drop to 1,700 in July

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:15 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:15:08 GMT
    The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...
    The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large parts of the...
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.