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What is the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project?

The Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project is a partnership between Disabled Sports USA, its chapters and the Wounded Warrior Project, providing year round sports programs for severely wounded service members from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflict and the Global War on Terrorism.

Thirty-seven years of experience has shown early intervention with active sports results in successful rehabilitation, leading to employment. The “Wounded Warriors” and their family members are provided these opportunities free of charge, including transportation, lodging, adaptive equipment and individualized instruction in over a dozen different winter and summer sports.

Programs take place at sites throughout the United States of America offering Wounded Warriors the opportunity to integrate as participants and mentors in their home communities.

Why is the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project Important? “If I can do this, I can do anything!”

These soldiers, airmen and marines are going through a very difficult time. They are warriors, athletes with the majority in their twenties. This sudden, traumatic change in physical ability makes service members vulnerable to psychological and emotional, as well as physical trauma; which severely impacts them and their families.

What they need is action NOW that will show them the promise of a bright and active future. Sport provides this. With the proper adaptive equipment and trained instructors, they can successfully learn a sport - almost any sport—in ONE day. This immediate success provides a foundation for the development of a positive self-image and outlook on life. This transformation is a key factor in leading an independent, full and productive life.

How Can I Support the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project?

These vital services are funded from individual and private sector groups.  More than ever your donation is needed TODAY to sponsor a Wounded Warrior.  90% of DS/USA's budget goes toward direct programming costs.

Disabled Sports Organizations may also register to offer services to Wounded Warriors

About The Wounded Warrior Project

The Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project is a partnership between Disabled Sports USA and the Wounded Warrior Project, providing year round sports programs for severely wounded service members from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflict and the Global War on Terrorism. 
 
Thirty-seven years of experience has shown early intervention with active sports results in successful rehabilitation, leading to employment.  The “Wounded Warriors” and their family members are provided these opportunities free of charge, including transportation, lodging, adaptive equipment and individualized instruction in over a dozen different winter and summer sports.
 
Programs take place at sites throughout the U.S., offering Wounded Warriors the chance to re-build their lives through sport.
 
For more information visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org and www.dsusa.org.

About Disabled Sports USA

Founded in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans, Disabled Sports USA (DS/USA) provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities to gain confidence and dignity through sports, recreation and educational programs. The organization is the nation's largest multi-sport, multi-disability organization serving more than 60,000 people nationwide. A member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, DS/USA offers sports rehabilitation and recreation programs through its nationwide network of over 80 community-based chapters. Call 301-217-9840.