#WarriorGames, starting in Colorado Springs Sat. are so much more than a competition #ocpa @gvolesky @jbwithington

— James Hutton (@JEHutton) May 12, 2013

Sponsor @deloitte CEO says, Recovery is not enough. These warrior athletes want more. #WarriorGames

— Warrior Care Policy (@WarriorCare) May 11, 2013

The Warrior Games was created in 2010 as an introduction to Paralympic sports for injured service members and veterans. As the Army’s Warrior Transition Command describes it, the event showcases “the resilient spirit of today’s wounded, ill, or injured service members from all branches of the military. After overcoming significant physical and behavioral injuries, these men and women demonstrate the power of ability over disability and the spirit of competition.” Events include volleyball, wheelchair basketball, swimming, cycling, track & field, archery & competitive shooting. 

This weekend, Britain’s Prince Harry and Olympic medalist volleyball star Misty May-Treanor attended the kick-off. The Warrior Games are sponsored by Deloitte.

#WarriorGames volleyball exhibition! Prince Harry plays with wounded vets…

— Lindsay Watts (@LindsayAWatts) May 11, 2013

#WarriorGames offrunning.@usolympic @usparalympics. Prince of Wales or Cpt Wales gr8 sport all day. Very genuine!

— John Register (@JFRegister) May 12, 2013

Princess Di would be SO PROUD of her sons. #WarriorGames USA welcomes Prince Harry.

— Jana Ayers (@LadyChainsaw) May 12, 2013

HRH Prince Harry, @franklinmissy and Paralympian Brad Syder light the cauldron to start warrior games @usolympic…

— Patrick Sandusky (@PatrickSandusky) May 11, 2013

“@bradsnyderusa: It was an incredible honor to light the #warriorgames torch with @franklinmissy & Prince Harry today!” The honor was ours!

— Missy Franklin (@FranklinMissy) May 12, 2013

Misty May has taken the court for USA and Prince Harry for the UK. #warriorgames…

— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) May 11, 2013

Our friend J.R. Salzman, Iraq War Vet/Amputee/Wounded Warrior, is competing for Team Army and tweeting from the games.

Enjoying dinner with my fellow military veterans and athletes in preparation for the #warriorgames.…

— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) May 11, 2013

Team Army hanging out with Colorado Springs PD before our escort to the #warriorgames opening ceremonies at the OTC…

— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) May 11, 2013

Team Army gets a police escort to the #WarriorGames opening ceremonies at the Olympic Training Center.…

— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) May 11, 2013

It wouldn’t be a military event without a bit of hurry up and wait. #warriorgames…

— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) May 11, 2013

Team Army pep talk given by Major General Luckey. #warriorgames…

— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) May 11, 2013

More competition and courage on display tomorrow in Colorado Springs:

Very excited for the #WarriorGames Air Force Cycling Team tomorrow! Here’s to conquering personals barriers!

— Sean Weddell (@Way2Finish) May 12, 2013

Retired Navy Chaplain Lt. Rickey Bennett will compete for #TeamNavy during 2013 #WarriorGames. See his story here:

— US Navy (@USNavy) May 11, 2013

#WarriorGames teams: Army, Marines, Air Force, Navy, U.S. Special Operations Command, and the United Kingdom.

— Patricia Horoho (@LTGHoroho) May 11, 2013

@helpforheroes Good luck tomorrow to all our heroes at #warriorgames 🙂

— Shunty (@Tardis_Hunter) May 11, 2013

Good luck and God bless all of these amazing wounded warrior-athletes.

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