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Wounded Warrior Project Supports Veterans Pursuit of Gold

Invictus Games Provides Opportunities for Warriors to Excel

TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adam Faine leaned forward, legs churning, powering through the last few meters through Toronto's High Park. His efforts in pursuit of two other cyclists as the three neared the finish line.

Air Force veteran Adam Faine earned a Bronze medal at Invictus Games Toronto Wednesday in men's road bike. Adam serves as WWP's Soldier Ride manager for the Jacksonville team. See more images from Invictus Games on facebook.com/wwp

Wednesday, Adam and 38 other wounded veterans competed in one of the road bike races at Invictus Games 2017. Invictus Games bring wounded veterans from around the world to compete in sports. An Air Force veteran whose civilian career is in cycling, Adam finished third, just one second behind race winner Andrew White from the United Kingdom.

"It was a great race," Adam said. "Really great riders competed, and I'm proud to have taken part."

Adam is one of 90 athletes that competed for Team USA. 70 of those athletes are also registered with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). Through WWP, these men and women have had opportunities to connect with other veterans to help accelerate their recovery and get them to the point where they are ready and able to compete at Invictus Games and other competitions. It is with that in mind why WWP helped support all 90 athletes on their journey to Toronto.

"Although these veterans have suffered life-changing wounds, injuries, or illnesses, their warrior spirit has carried them to one of the premier adaptive sports games in the world," said Chris Toner, WWP chief of staff. "They prove every day that when the will is strong, anything is possible! This is my third Invictus, and I continue to be inspired and humbled by the accomplishments and demonstrations of ability by our great warriors."

WWP connects veterans with each other and with communities. WWP serves with veteran programs in career and benefits counseling, mental wellness, physical health and wellness, and long-term care. These programs and services help empower wounded veterans to live their lives and mentor others. Adam lives the WWP logo, he serves as manager for the organization's Jacksonville Soldier Ride team.

"A really great opportunity competing with other veterans from around the world," Adam said. "I'm hoping to compete again next year."

To learn and see more about how WWP's programs and services connect, serve, and empower wounded warriors, visit https://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org.

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