Coast Guard Island Hosts Valor Games

United States Coast Guard    Athletes Cedric Delong, (left) and Leopold Avalos stand at the medal podium to celebrate their winning medals at the Valor Games on Coast Guard Island. Avalos took home the gold, Delong, a silver medal.

The U.S. Coast Guard teamed up with the Northern California Regional Paralympic Sport Program and the Far West Wheelchair Athletic Association to host the Valor Games Far West on Coast Guard Island from May 31 through June 3. 

Veterans or active-duty service members with disabilities took part in sports adapted to the athletes’ needs. Events included a biathlon, sitting volleyball, weightlifting, archery and martial arts. This marked the Valor Games’ sixth year and the fifth year the U.S. Coast Guard hosted the event on Coast Guard Island.