More than 250 wounded warriors are scheduled to compete in archery, shooting, wheelchair basketball, volleyball, swimming, cycling, and track and field at the third annual Marine Corps Trials here March 1-6, with an opening ceremony Feb. 28.
The U.S. Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment will host the trials as four teams will be comprised of Marines, veterans and international service members.
"The athletes will learn skills that will enable them to be highly successful not only at the trials and games but in their future endeavors,” said Jennifer Sullivan, who manages the regiment’s Warrior Athlete Reconditioning Program.
Fifty Marines from the trials will be selected to represent the Marine Corps at the 2013 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Complex and the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 11-17, 2013. This event brings together wounded, ill and injured services members from each branch to participate in a Paralympic-style competition.
Events are free and open to the public. For access to Camp Pendleton, please visit: http://www.pendleton.marines.mil/About/BaseInformation/BaseAccess.aspx.
A complete schedule of events can be found at: http://www.woundedwarriorregiment.org/index.cfm/programsresources/warp/marine-corps-trials-schedule/
For more information about the Warrior Athlete Reconditioning program go to: www.woundedwarriorregiment.org/warriorgames.aspx
For more information about the Wounded Warrior Regiment please visit: www.woundedwarriorregiment.org, call the Sgt. Merlin German Wounded Warrior Call Center 24/7 at (877)487-6299 or visit http://Facebook.com/wwr.usmc.
******MEDIA COORDINATING INSTRUCTIONS******
Media interested in covering events can contact the Camp Pendleton media relations office by e-mail at CPAO.MCBCampenMedia@usmc.mil or by phone at 760-725-5044. For the opening ceremony, please RSVP no later than February 27. For all other events, please coordinate with the media relations office 24 hours in advance. Media will meet at Camp Pendleton's SAN LUIS REY GATE for escort.