2017 Marine Corps Trials: Wounded Warrior Adaptive Sports Invitational | Athletic Business

2017 Marine Corps Trials: Wounded Warrior Adaptive Sports Invitational

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (February 10, 2017) - The 7th annual Marine Corps Trials, hosted by the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment, will take place at Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 4-15.

The Marine Corps Trials is an adaptive sports event involving more than 325 wounded, ill or injured Marines, Sailors, veterans and international competitors. Participation in the Marine Corps Trials is open to recovering Service members and veterans of all skill levels. Organized into three competing teams, participants represent Wounded Warrior Battalion-East, Wounded Warrior Battalion-West and an international team of wounded warriors from Australia, Colombia, France, Netherlands and United Kingdom.

The Marine Corps Trials promotes recovery and rehabilitation through adaptive sports participation and develops camaraderie among recovering Service members and veterans. It is as an opportunity for recovering Service members to demonstrate their achievements and serves as the primary venue to select Marine Corps participants for the DoD Warrior Games.

Participants will have the opportunity to compete in archery, cycling, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and wheelchair basketball. More than 40 coaches will be on hand to train and coach the participants beginning March 6, with competitions starting on March 10. Training and coaching will continue throughout the entire event.

Media are invited to attend training sessions and competitions. Please contact Capt. Andrew Bolla at wwr_pao@usmc.mil for more information.

The final schedule is available at www.woundedwarriorregiment.org.

To view highlights from the 2016 Marine Corps Trials visit http://dvidshub.net/r/cdyr85.

Established in 2007, the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment provides leadership and ensures compliance with laws and DoD instructions related to the support, recovery, and non-medical care of combat and non-combat wounded, ill, and injured Marines, Sailors attached to Marine units, and their family members in order to maximize their recovery as they return to duty or transition to civilian life. The regimental headquarters, located in Quantico, Va., oversees the operations of two wounded warrior battalions located at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and Camp Lejeune, N.C., as well as multiple detachments in locations around the globe.

For more information about the Wounded Warrior Regiment go to:  www.woundedwarriorregiment.org or visit us at http://facebook.com/wwr.usmc.

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