2019 Warrior Games MacDill Air Force Base, Florida

Posted
03/13/19
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March 14 marks 100 days until the DoD Warrior Games come to Tampa Bay

 

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The DoD Warrior Games is 100 days away from when more than 300 wounded, ill or injured active-duty and veteran military athletes descend upon Tampa Bay June 21-30. This is the first year that the Warrior Games will be held in Tampa and hosted by U.S. Special Operations Command.  

 

To mark the occasion, Warrior Games athletes and coaches, will gather with USSOCOM and community leaders in downtown Tampa for sports and equipment demonstrations, including a wheelchair basketball exhibition and a demonstration by the Para-Commandos, USSOCOM’s premier aerial parachute demonstration team. Attendees will also hear from General Raymond A. Thomas III, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command and City of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn.

 

What:        

Media are invited to hear from Gen. Thomas, Mayor Buckhorn, and Warrior Games athletes. Media will also see sports and equipment demonstrations, including a wheelchair basketball exhibition, archery, rowing and others. Additionally, there will be a demonstration by the Para-Commandos.

 

When:       

Thursday, March 14, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Where:      

Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park

1001 N. Boulevard

Tampa, FL 33606

 Parking Details for Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park Found Here.

 

RSVP:       

Media should contact Warrior Games Public Affairs by March 13 to coordinate access to the 100 day event at warriorgamespao@gmail.com.

 

About the DoD Warrior Games:

This year, Warrior Games athletes will represent the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Special Operations Command. Athletes from the U.K. Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force, Canadian Armed Forces, Armed Forces of the Netherlands, and the Danish Armed Forces. Team members are military service members or veterans with upper-body, lower-body, and spinal cord injuries; traumatic brain injuries; visual impairment; serious illnesses; and post-traumatic stress. Learn more about the Warrior Games at DODWarriorGames.com.