|May 03||Deloitte extends sponsorship of USOC Paralympic Military Program through 2020|
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The United States Olympic Committee and Deloitte announced that the professional services firm will continue as the presenting sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Committee's Paralympic Military Program through 2020. This follows the announcement in April that Deloitte would renew its commitment as the Official Professional Services Sponsor of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams through 2020.
The sponsorship renewal was announced at the 2012 Warrior Games presented by Deloitte, a key event of the Paralympic Military Program, on Monday, April 30, by Robin Lineberger, CEO Deloitte Federal Government Services.
"With Deloitte's backing, the Paralympic Military Program will continue to offer sports programming to our nation's wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans," said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun. "We're grateful to have such a strong partner committed to both advancing Paralympic sport and supporting our service members."
Deloitte is currently in its third year of presenting the Warrior Games - a multi-sport competition designed to support the recovery of wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. Hosted by the USOC, the games are supported by the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
"We are honored to continue our support of the men and women who compete in the Warrior Games; their courage and commitment are inspiring," said Lineberger. "As a professional services sponsor to the USOC, Deloitte has the opportunity to give back to the communities we serve and help injured military personnel and veterans get back on the road to recovery through Paralympic sports programs."
Approximately 220 athletes representing all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy and Special Operations), plus a group of 20 athletes from the United Kingdom Armed Forces, are gathered in Colorado Springs in an effort to promote opportunities for growth and achievement among those injured in service to their country. Competition will run through Saturday, May 5.
ABOUT THE WARRIOR GAMES
The Warrior Games presented by Deloitte were created in 2010 as an extension of the daily programming being provided at the installation and community level for injured service members and veterans by the United States Olympic Committee Paralympic Military Program, in partnership with the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and more than 150 community sport organizations. The competition has become a springboard for many service members and veterans to continue participating in sports programs in their communities after the event. For more information, visit USParalympics.org.
ABOUT THE USOC
Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., the U.S. Olympic Committee serves as both the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United States. As such, the USOC is responsible for the training, entering and funding of U.S. teams for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games, while serving as a steward of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements throughout the country. For more information, visit TeamUSA.org.
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