Friday, February 8, 2013
More than 300 injured military athletes will head to Camp Pendleton next month to compete in the the third annual Marine Corps Trials for the 2013 Wounded Warrior Games, according to a Marine Corps news release.
The U.S. Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment will host the trials from March 1-6. During the trials the Regiment will select 50 Marines for the 2013 All-Marine Warrior Games team.
The athletes are made up of active-duty, reserve, and veteran Marines, and they'll compete in sports like wheelchair basketball, track and field, swimming, and sitting volleyball.
The Marine Corps Trials is part of the Regiment’s Warrior Athlete Reconditioning program:
[This program] provides activities and opportunities for wounded, ill, and injured Marines to train as athletes, while increasing their strength so they can continue with military service or develop healthy habits for life outside the service.
The Wounded Warrior Games will take place May 11-17 at the Olympic Training Center and the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.