Populous supports 2023 Department of Defense Warrior Games Challenge

June 13, 2023

Global design firm Populous supported the 2023 Department of Defense Warrior Games Challenge, taking place at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, Calif., from June 2-12. Populous provides the event planning, sports production, management and execution for events related to the Warrior Games and Warrior Games Challenge.

First held in 2010, Warrior Games celebrates the resiliency and dedication of wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran U.S. military service members. The Warrior Games serves to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded warriors by providing them exposure to adaptive sports. Adaptive sports competition for the 2023 Warrior Games Challenge includes a variety of team and individual sports, from archery to wheelchair rugby, providing an unforgettable experience to athletes and allowing them to compete at a global scale with global reach.

Populous’ event team, responsible for iconic global events such as the Super Bowl, the Olympics and MLB at Field of Dreams, leads the planning and event design for the Warrior Games, providing selection and management of venues, competition, athlete areas and more. Populous also provides accreditation services for the event, as well as wayfinding and signage, in-venue digital presentation and volunteer coordination.

“It’s a tremendous honor to work with the Department of Defense and serve those who serve our country,” said Marc Klein, senior principal and senior event manager at Populous. “The Warrior Games and Warrior Games Challenge combine the best our team has to offer, providing renowned event design based on expertise with some of the world’s largest events while creating personal, memorable and authentic experiences for athletes.”

Populous supported the 2022 Warrior Games and is currently engaged to support the annual event through 2027. No federal endorsement of Populous is implied.


Photo by Pfc. Damion Clark. The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.


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