Media Invite: Working Wounded Games, Nov. 1

More than 60 adaptive athletes, many of them amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, will compete in the third annual functional fitness athletic competition Nov. 1 at CrossFit Rubicon.

For immediate release. 

VIENNA, VA – The Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance and its sponsors are pleased to invite the media to the third annual functional fitness athletic competition.

WHEN: Nov. 1, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

WHERE: CrossFit Rubicon, 8500 Tyco Road, Vienna, Va. 

WHAT: The Working Wounded Games, launched in 2012, is the flagship fundraising event of the Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance. It pits adaptive athletes against each other in a functional fitness competition on a level playing field.

The Working Wounded Games help adaptive athletes see that where they previously thought they were limited, they are not.

Proceeds from the Working Wounded Games benefit the Crossroads Adaptive Alliance and its mission to educate and train adaptive athletes to become adaptive coaches, helping to facilitate the reintegration of other permanently injured athletes back into both the sporting community and the local community at large through sport and competitive efforts.

The athletes are coming in from all over the world for the event that has more than doubled in size from the first Working Wounded Games in 2012. 

The Working Wounded Games drew 33 competitors from all over the country in 2013, with more than half being amputees and many of them military veterans.

MEDIA COVERAGE DETAILS: Media are encouraged to arrive as early as 8:30 a.m. with opening ceremonies kicking off at 9 a.m. The 63 adaptive athletes registered and is the largest group since the event began, will compete in a variety of events throughout the day, with the pig flipping (a giant dumbbell athletes flip end over end) taking place last, closer to the mid-afternoon.

AUDIENCE: The Working Wounded Games expanded its competition categories this year and will bring back Spectator Workouts of the Day. Spectators are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

SPONSORS: The annual Working Wounded Games takes place thanks to a broad range of sponsors, including the Milbank Foundation, Rogue Fitness and LMT Inc. as title sponsors for 2014.

LMT Inc., a title sponsor that has coproduced the Working Wounded Games since its inception in 2012, called the event their duty to support.

“LMT’s commitment to the military veteran community and its support of our country’s mission in the counter-Improvised Explosive Device (IED) fight are two ways we help protect our communities, country, and American way of life,” said CEO Lani Hay.  “Many military veterans impacted by IEDs are participating in the Working Wounded Games.  When men and women are impacted by war, we have to support them in every possible way. It’s our duty.”

INTERVIEWS: Athletes who have competed in the previous games, and those who are registered already for the 2014 event, include military veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, first responders, athletes born with missing limbs, amputees following vehicle accidents, athletes with cerebral palsy, and more. They will be available for interviews with the media.

ABOUT THE WORKING WOUNDED GAMES:

Working Wounded Games is the flagship event of the Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance. It pits adaptive athletes against each other in functional fitness competition on a level playing field – no complex category system, no scaling, no holds barred. This year’s event will take place at CrossFit Rubicon in Vienna, Va. Nov. 1. Come out and cheer on the athletes. Live score updates will be posted for those who can’t make it in person.

ABOUT THE CROSSROADS ADAPTIVE ATHLETIC ALLIANCE:

The Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance supports adaptive athletes through sport, community and education. It provides grants for athletes to compete in events nationwide, hosts the WWG, educates coaches to work with and program for adaptive athletes, and educates and trains adaptive athletes to become adaptive coaches, helping to facilitate the reintegration of other permanently injured athletes back into both the sporting community and the local community at large through sport and competitive efforts.

The Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance brings the profoundly important sources into one centralized environment. An open source community built not just for adaptive athletes, but by adaptive athletes, their coaches, and experts in a broad range of fields.

ABOUT LANMARK TECHNOLOGY INC (LMT):

LMT Inc. is a mathematic optimization company, helping business and government to transform otherwise ambiguous data into clear and actionable insight. Where most people see the events and details of life and work as narratives, LMT views the world through a mathematical lens, observing data points and numbers.

Deep in that data lies the meaning to numbers – trends, patterns and predictions of what may happen in the future. For government clients, that means preventing future harm from occurring to people and property. For business leaders, it gives them the solutions they need to make informed decisions.

For the last decade, LMT's team of analysts have studied the narratives from the frontlines of military operations to help predict and prevent military troops and civilian communities from getting hurt. Private organizations now increasingly turn to LMT for equivalent predictive analysis.

Learn more about LMT at www.LMT-INC.com.

LMT's subject matter experts are knowledgeable about many of the most relevant global issues of the day, and welcome the opportunity to share insights. To schedule an interview, or for all other media inquiries, contact Brian Krow, Director of Creative Services: 571.766.2200 or Brian.Krow@LMT-INC.com.

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