USA Boxing and Wounded Warrior Project Conduct Adaptive Boxing Demonstration in Colorado Springs
by USA Boxing
Over the weekend USA Boxing and Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) teamed up alongside five veterans to conduct a boxing demonstration at the United States Olympic and Paralympic Training Center with USA Boxing High Performance Coaching staff. USA Boxing is exploring the development of an adaptive boxing program throughout the United States and leveraged this weekend’s event with WWP as an opportunity to learn more.
“This weekend was the first steps in creating an adaptive boxing program for USA Boxing to become a more inclusive sport,” stated Mike McAtee, USA Boxing Executive Director. “Being able to have insight from those that would become part of the program is important in making this a successful endeavor.”
“Our mission at Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors, and events like this one are essential to that mission and a warrior’s recovery,” said James Herrera, WWP Physical Health & Wellness vice president. “We are grateful for the collaboration with USA Boxing to help warriors strengthen their confidence, learn new athletic skills, and support their overall well-being.”
The demonstration consisted of hands-on experiences of basic boxing knowledge and skills to help learn more about how to create different programs for those with physical challenges. The day ended with a debrief of the demonstration to gain feedback from the warriors on how to improve the program moving forward.