Wounded vets to compete in Games
The Valor Games Southeast will be played in the Triangle from May 21-23.
About 100 former or current wounded and injured veterans and active-duty service members will compete in events such as rowing, archery, cycling, air rifle and volleyball.
Events will be played at venerable sports arenas, including Cameron Indoor Stadium at Duke University, the Dean E. Smith Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Reynolds Coliseum at N.C. State University.
Following the Valor Games Southeast, the Valor Games Far West will be held June 11-13 in San Jose, Calif. The Valor Games Midwest Games will be held Aug. 12-14 in Chicago, and the Valor Games, in San Antonio, Tex., are set for Sept. 24-26.
Much of the funding for the Games is provided by U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Bridge II Sports, a Durham nonprofit that provides opportunities for North Carolina children and adults with physical disabilities to play team and individual sports, is hosting the Southeast games. The public can attend the games; admission is free.