2017 DOD Warrior Games!

 

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The Warrior Games exist to provide an opportunity for athletes to grow physically, mentally and spiritually from the sportsmanship and camaraderie gained by representing their respective service teams in a friendly and spirited competition. It is an opportunity for athletes to showcase their enduring warrior spirit in the presence of their families and a grateful nation.

The 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games will be held June 30 – July 8 in Chicago, Ill. Approximately 265 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), as well as the United Kingdom Armed Forces and the Australian Defence Force will participate in the competition.

Teams include active-duty 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 archery, cycling, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, wheelchair basketball, track and field, engaging in friendly competition and experiencing the healing power of sports.

2017 marks the first year the Warrior Games will be held entirely outside a military installation or a U.S. Olympic Committee facility. Bringing the Warrior Games to Chicago increases public exposure of the event and provides new opportunities to showcase the strength, resilience, and dedication of the participants. With downtown Chicago as the backdrop, the 2017 Games promise to be memorable for the wounded warrior athletes, enjoyable for their caregivers and family members, and inspirational and educational for spectators and other supporters.

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. Sponsored by the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs, Colo., the inaugural Warrior Games hosted approximately 200 wounded, ill and injured service members. During the following years, the Warrior Games expanded in size and scope.

This is the third time the DoD will lead the operational planning and coordination of the event; the U.S. Navy, in partnership with the City of Chicago, will host this year’s event.

“Hotshots 19”

 

On Firday August 30th, CrossFit 1850 will be running the “Hotshots 19” WOD during our 5:00 PM class.

Support the families of the fallen Hotshots

Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighting team tragically lost their lives on June 30, 2013 while fighting a fire in Yarnell, AZ. Here is where you can make a donation to support the families of the lost heroes. Your support will be collected by the CrossFit Kids Foundation where 100% of the donations will be distributed to the families.

Donate Here!

31 Heros at CrossFit Lake Oswego

CrossFit Lake Oswego is hosting the Harvell WOD at 10:00am this Saturday June 15, 2013. The Harvell WOD is an annual fundraiser for Hunter and Ethan Harvell, the sons of USAF SSGT Andrew W. Harvell. The WOD honors SSGT Andrew W. Harvell and the 31 hero’s that gave the ultimate sacrifice August 6, 2011 to protect our freedom. This event is close to our hearts and we hope it will be to you also so please come! Plan to arrive around 9:15am to get signed in and warmed up, first heat is at 10:00am. More info here:
http://harvellwod.wix.com/hunterethan