Fort Lewis, Wash- The Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Lewis will host for the first time a Paralympic Military Regional Sports Camp from May 5 – 8. More than 30 WTB Soldiers and Veterans will participate in the sports camp that will expose them to adaptive sports as part of their recovery and continued transition in life.
“We are thrilled to host the Paralympic Military Regional Sports Camp here, enabling our Warriors and other Veterans to improve their physical and mental fitness,” said Lt. Col. K.C. Bolton, WTB commander. “The camp allows Warriors to build upon not only their physical fitness but also their self-confidence, which is in line with our goals for holistic healing.”
U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, offers Military Sports Camps in partnership with community organizations and military installations such as Fort Lewis for wounded military men and women. The camps foster the development of sports and fitness programs for wounded and injured military personnel looking to get back to living a healthy, active lifestyle by assisting in the rehabilitation process. Additionally, U.S. Paralympics is helping to connect injured military personnel with sports programming in their local communities so they can continue to participate when they return home.
Events scheduled for the Fort Lewis sports camp include adaptive rowing, sitting volleyball, track and field, and swimming.