“It is an honor to sponsor the Warrior Games because they empower our service men and women and veterans to compete on a different field, the field of sport,” said Robin Lineberger, Deloitte federal government services CEO.
“Rehabilitative sport has a long-lasting impact on both the athletes and on their families,” he added. “That is why Deloitte is proud to support the Warrior Games and other activities that further the recovery of service members and veterans through sports and athletics.”
Over 200 wounded, injured and ill service members and veterans are expected to join the event, where they will make up five teams representing the Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, Navy/Coast Guard and an international team from the U.K.
The teams will compete in seven sports such as cycling, archery, sitting-volleyball, shooting, track and field, swimming and wheelchair basketball.
The week long event will be supported by U.S. Veterans Affairs, Defense department, USO, BP, Bob Woodruff Foundation and Fisher House Foundation.