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The Valor Games Far West



    Valor Games 2016

    Valor Games 2016 (Published Thursday, May 19, 2016)

    The Valor Games Far West is a sports competition for Veterans and active duty service members who have a disability and eligible for VA healthcare. From June 3rd to the 6th disabled Veterans and service members can learn adaptive sports techniques to compete on the Coast Guard Island in Alameda, CA. This year’s sports competition include: cycling, power lifting, archery, indoor rowing, biathlon, paratriathlon, and even swimming! 

    The local organizing committee is Far West Wheelchair Athletic Association has provided sport and recreation opportunities to individuals with physical disabilities in the region for more than 40 years. Seven Paralympic Sport Clubs will manage the competitions each day and meet the Veterans in their communities, engaging them for future opportunities to be active throughout the year. The event is designed to be a catalyst for this interaction and ongoing athlete development. 

    Local performing artists who are current or former veteran’s will be providing their unique talents to this event: Some of the talent to be featured at Valor Games Far West will include: 

    Lisa Daggs, Recording Artist/Radio Talk Show Host
    Tony Savo, DJ
    Wally Stoddard Band, Rhythm and Blues Band
    Vince West, Recording Artist
    Paul Damon, Recording Artist
    Urquhart Memorial Community Band
    Jimmy James Band
    Devil Mountain Chorus

    To learn more about the sports being offered, the athlete registration process and volunteer opportunities, please visit here