2018 Marine Corps Trials: Wounded Warrior Adaptive Sports Invitational

Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment
Story by Capt. Andrew Bolla

Date: 03.05.2018
Posted: 03.09.2018 13:50
News ID: 268824
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MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.- Members of the media are invited to attend the 8th annual Marine Corps Trials, a Paralympic-style adaptive sports event hosted by the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment. The event is being held for the first time at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 15-24, 2018.

Closely coordinated with Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Community Services Lejeune-New River and the USO of North Carolina, the Marine Corps Trials is an adaptive sports event involving more than 200 wounded, ill or injured Marines, Sailors, veterans and international competitors from Australia, Colombia, France, Georgia, Germany and the United Kingdom.

The 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 in the Trials will have the opportunity to compete in archery, cycling, field, rowing, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and wheelchair basketball. The event will also feature a wheelchair rugby exhibition and a military transition-related event.

The event is open to DoD ID holders and sponsored guests. Those interested in volunteering can register through the USO of North Carolina: https://northcarolina.uso.org/events/163

Members of the media interested in attending should contact Capt. Andrew Bolla at wwr_pao@usmc.mil for more information.

The event schedule is available on the Wounded Warrior Regiment Marine Corps Trials webpage: http://www.woundedwarrior.marines.mil/2018-Marine-Corps-Trials/.

About the Wounded Warrior Regiment: 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.woundedwarrior.marines.mil or visit us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/wwr.usmc.