DynCorp International supports our nation’s veterans and this year has donated $15,000 to benefit servicemen and women who were severely wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan as part of the annual Honoring America’s Wounded Warriors fundraiser for Disabled Sports USA.
Disabled Sports USA
Founded in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans, Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA) provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities to rebuild their lives through sports, recreation and educational programs. DSUSA is a national multi-sport, multi-disability organization serving more than 60,000 youth and adults annually. A member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, DSUSA offers programs through its nationwide network of more than 100 community-based chapters operating in 38 states.
Wounded Warfighter Sports is a program of Disabled Sports USA. Since 2003, more than 5,000 severely wounded warriors and family members have been served through more than 500 events in more than 30 different sports. In 2011 alone, Wounded Warrior Sports helped more than 1,100 wounded warriors.
Wounded Warfighter Sports
Proceeds from the Wounded Warfighter Sports Dinner will enable thousands of warriors to get the coaching, equipment and access they need to participate in sports programs as a key part of their rehabilitation therapy at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) and National Naval Medical Center San Diego (NNMCSD), as well as many other military hospitals across the country.
All sports programs are provided at no cost to the warrior and his or her family member. This includes individualized instruction by trained adaptive sports instructors, adaptive sports equipment, meals, lodging, transportation and event fees.
Programs serve severely injured military, both active duty and veterans, with a permanent physical disability. Disabilities served include amputations, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, visual impairments and significant nerve and muscle damage.
Wounded Warfighter Sports’ year-round sports programs include skiing, snowboarding, cycling, wheelchair basketball, track and field and watersports.