May-Treanor, Miller Attend Warrior Games

May 11, 2013, 6:51 p.m. (ET)
Missy Franklin, Misty May-Treanor, left, and Kari Miller at the Warrior Games press conference
  From left, Missy Franklin, Misty May-Treanor  and Kari Miller at the Warrior Games press conference.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 11, 2013) – USA Volleyball athletes Misty May-Treanor and Kari Miller participated in Saturday’s Opening Ceremonies of the Warrior Games, an annual multi-sport competition among wounded, ill and injured service members being held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

May-Treanor (Santa Monica, Calif.), a three-time Olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball, and Miller (Washington, D.C.), a two-time Paralympic silver medalist in sitting volleyball, both attended Saturday’s Opening Ceremony, which also included Prince Harry of Great Britain as a guest of honor.

Later on Saturday, May-Treanor and Miller were set to attend a sitting volleyball exhibition with the British prince.

“He truly cares and his family truly cares,” May-Treanor said of Prince Harry during a press conference on Saturday. “I thanked him a million times for all they’ve done and a million times really isn’t enough.”

Miller is serving as a coach for the Army’s sitting volleyball team along with fellow U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team member Heather Erickson (Fayetteville, N.C.).

“I try to push (the players) further than what they thought they could do,” Miller said. “When you get injured, people forget that we’re still adults, we’re still military; we can still do things.”

May-Treanor has stressed the importance of setting goals with the athletes.

“Put your mind to something and nothing can stop you,” May-Treanor said. “If you have a goal mindset, anything is possible.”

Miller also credits helping the Wounded Warriors with aiding in her own improvement after she lost both her legs in 1999 in a car accident caused by a drunk driver.

“It helps me move beyond recovery,” she said.

Deloitte has been the presenting sponsor of the Warrior Games since the annual event was first held in 2010.  The Games are designed to introduce injured service members and veterans to Paralympic sport competition and encourage them to stay physically active when they return to their local communities following the event.

The competition, hosted by the USOC, is supported by the Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, USO, Fisher House Foundation, AT&T, BP, Budweiser and the Semper Fi Fund.

To view the full Warrior Games schedule, click here.

Sunday, May 12, 8 p.m. MT
United Kingdom vs. U.S. Marines (U.S. Olympic Training Center, Sports Center 1, Ct. 1)
U.S. Army vs. U.S. Special Operations (U.S. Olympic Training Center, Sports Center 1, Ct. 2)
U.S. Navy/U.S. Coast Guard vs. U.S. Air Force (U.S. Olympic Training Center, Sports Center 2, Ct. 3)

Sunday May 12 (immediately after first match)
United Kingdom vs. U.S. Special Operations (U.S. Olympic Training Center, Sports Center 1, Ct. 1)
U.S. Army vs. U.S. Air Force (U.S. Olympic Training Center, Sports Center 1, Ct. 2)
U.S. Marines vs. U.S. Navy/U.S. Coast Guard (U.S. Olympic Training Center, Sports Center 2, Ct. 3)

Monday, May 13, 7:30 p.m. MT
U.S. Army vs. United Kingdom (U.S. Olympic Training Center, Sports Center 1, Ct. 1)
U.S. Navy/U.S. Coast Guard vs. U.S. Special Operations (U.S. Olympic Training Center, Sports Center 1, Ct. 2)
U.S. Air Force vs. U.S. Marines (U.S. Olympic Training Center, Sports Center 2, Ct. 3)

Monday, May 13 (immediately after first match)
U.S. Marines vs. U.S. Army (U.S. Olympic Training Center, Sports Center 1, Ct. 1)
U.S. Special Operations vs. U.S. Air Force (U.S. Olympic Training Center, Sports Center 1, Ct. 2)
U.S. Navy/U.S. Coast Guard vs. United Kingdom (U.S. Olympic Training Center, Sports Center 2, Ct. 3)

Tuesday, May 14, 7 p.m. MT
U.S. Marines vs. U.S. Special Operations (USAFA Cadet Gym East, Ct. 1)
U.S. Army vs. U.S. Navy/U.S. Coast Guard (USAFA Cadet Gym East, Ct. 2)
United Kingdom vs. U.S. Air Force (USAFA Cadet Gym Center, Ct. 3)

Tuesday, May 14, 8 p.m. MT (semifinals)
Team #1 vs. Team #4 (USAFA Cadet Gym East, Ct. 1)
Team #2 vs. Team #3 (USAFA Cadet Gym East, Ct. 2)

Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 p.m. MT
Bronze Medal Match (USAFA Cadet Gym East)
Gold Medal Match (USAFA Clune Arena)

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