Over 300 wounded warriors to compete in Marine Corps Trials on Camp Pendleton
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Over 300 wounded, ill and injured Marines, Marine veterans and international Marines and service members will participate in the second annual Marine Corps Trials Feb. 13-22 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.
The event, which is hosted by the Wounded Warrior Regiment, will include individual and team competition in sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball, swimming, cycling, shooting, archery, and track and field. Four teams, East, West, Veteran and International, will go head to head for team gold. The international team will have military athletes from seven nations, including the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Australia, Germany, Columbia and the Netherlands.
The mission of the Trials is to incorporate approximately 300 wounded, ill and injured athletes into a competitive sports setting and to provide a forum to select 50 athletes as members of the All-Marine team for the Warrior Games. The Warrior Games, a competition between all branches of service for wounded, ill and injured service members, will take place in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 30- May 6, 2012.
The Trials are a part of the WWR’s Warrior Athlete Reconditioning program, which provides opportunities for Marines to engage in both physical and cognitive activities outside the traditional therapy setting. The program allows the WWR to continue supporting wounded, ill and injured Marines through their recovery process by providing opportunities for them to focus on strengthening their bodies and building their confidence.
The United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment provides and facilitates non-medical care to combat and non-combat wounded, ill, and injured Marines, and sailors attached to or in direct support of Marine units and their family members in order to assist them as they return to duty or transition to civilian life. The Regi¬mental Headquarters element, located in Quantico, Va., commands the operations of two Wounded Warrior Battalions lo¬cated at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and Camp Lejeune, N.C., and multiple detachments in locations around the globe.
For more information on the USMC Wounded Warrior Regiment, download our new app for the iPhone, Android and iPad, go to: www.woundedwarriorregiment.org, or call the Sgt. Merlin German Wounded Warrior Call Center 24/7 at (877) 487-6299.
Volleyball and wheelchair practice at the Marine Corps Trials at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. More than 300 wounded, ill and injured Marines, Marine veterans and international service members will participate in the second annual Marine Corps Trials, Feb. 13-22. Four teams, East, West, Veteran and International will go head to head for team gold. The international team will have military athletes from seven nations, including the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Australia, Germany, Columbia and the Netherlands. Also available in high definition.