Last year, the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command announced that the 2021 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games would be hosted for the first time at Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex.
If you’re unfamiliar with this event, it celebrates the “resiliency and dedication of wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran U.S. military service members” with an adaptive sports competition. DoD features 12 events like sitting volleyball, powerlifting, and wheelchair basketball — and Disney’s participation this year corresponds with the company’s long history of supporting active military members and veterans.
But today, we got some BIG news about the event! “Good Morning America” comedian and actor Jon Stewart announced that he will host the game’s opening and closing ceremonies. He’s been participating in the DoD Warrior Games since 2015, and according to Disney, is excited to be back.
The 2021 DoD Warrior Games are open to the public and will take place from September 12th through September 22nd. We’ll continue to bring you more details as this event gets closer, so stay tuned to DFB!
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