Jon Stewart to Host 2021 Department of Defense Warrior Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Emily Amato

As if we weren’t already excited enough that the 2021 Department of Defense Warrior Games will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in September, today we got some more great news about the competition!

This morning on “Good Morning America,” comedian and actor Jon Stewart announced that he will host the opening and closing ceremonies on September 12 and 22! As a longtime supporter of service members, Jon said that, after emceeing all of the opening and closing ceremonies since 2015, he’s excited to be part of the DoD Warrior Games once again.

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is thrilled to serve as a DoD Warrior Games venue for the first time, with hundreds of elite athletes set to compete in 12 adaptive sporting events between September 12 and September 22, 2021. Among the sporting events taking place at ESPN Wide World of Sports are sitting volleyball, powerlifting, wheelchair basketball, archery, track, and field.

The DoD Warrior Games, first held in 2010, celebrates the resiliency and dedication of wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran U.S. military service members and enhances their recovery by providing them exposure to adaptive sports. Participation in the DoD Warrior Games represents the culmination of a service member’s involvement in an adaptive sports program and demonstrates the incredible potential of wounded warriors through competitive sports.

The 2021 DoD Warrior Games will be open to the public, welcoming the community and the world to be a part of the excitement and to support these heroes. More information about the DoD Warrior Games will be available closer to the event, but in the meantime, visit DODWarriorGames.com to learn more about the competitions and espnwwos.com for more about ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

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