You can support the five Fort Benning soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion who are competing in the inaugural Warrior Games. The send-off includes a Torch Walk/Run Friday, beginning at 8:35 a.m.
The 7.8-mile begins at the Columbus Consolidated Government Center with the opening ceremony with Columbus Mayor Jim Wetherington. It will end at 10 a.m. at the National Infantry Museum with Lt. Col. Sean Mulcahey, commander of the Warrior Transition Battalion.
The Warrior Games will be May 10-14 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Wounded soldiers will compete against Marines, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard personnel in events hosted by the U.S. Olympic Committee's Paralympics Military program. There will be 200 participating.
Events include archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. Participants are wounded, sick and injured, on active duty, reserve or retired. Categories are lower body impairment, upper body impairment, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries and post traumatic stress disorder.
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Call Terry Beckwith, 706-544-3470.