Valor Games SE 2020 Athlete FAQ

When is Valor Games Southeast 2020?

Monday May 18- Thursday May 21, 2020

All athletes are expected to participate in activities all 4 days including opening and closing ceremonies.

Registration begins at 1500 on May 18
VGSE2020 will culminate with a closing ceremony ending 1430 on May 21

Please plan your travel accordingly.

When will I hear if I have been chosen to compete?

VGSE2020 Athletes were notified on March 13, 2020. Applicants not initially accepted will automatically be placed on the waitlist.

What is the $75 ‘fee’?

You will pay a $75 registration reservation fee upon registering for VGSE2020. This fee holds your spot as a VGSE2020 athlete. Your $75 will be refunded the evening after you check-in at VGSE2020.

If you have been accepted as an athlete and registered but find you are unable to attend Valor Games Southeast 2020, you MUST contact the Bridge II Sports event staff via email or phone no later than April 18, 2020.  If you do not cancel your participation and do not show up, your are taking away the opportunity for another Veteran to attend. You will not receive a refund for the $75 registration reservation fee.  This may also affect your eligibility to participate in future events with Bridge II Sports.

What happens if I am placed on the the waitlist?

If a chosen athletes is unable to attend the games, someone from the waitlist will be chosen to participate. Bridge II Sports staff will notify you if a spot opens.

How do I choose my sports?

VGSE2020 Athletes will be sent an event registration email and unique authorized link allowing them to pick their competition sport for each day and recreational sport.

How do I get to Valor Games Southeast 2020?

Athletes are responsible for securing their own transportation to VGSE2020 and home from the games.

VGSE2020 will provide all transportation to competition venues during the games. Athletes must ride on VGSE2020 transportation during the games.

Where is the closest airport?

Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU)

Please notify VGSE staff of travel arrangements prior to the games
events@bridge2sports.org; 866-880-2742 x12

Where do I check in for the games?

Registration for all athletes:
Monday May 18, 2020; 1500-1800
DoubleTree Hotel RTP/RDU
4810 Page Creek Lane
Durham, NC 27703

At registration athletes will receive hotel assignments, receive VGSE2020 official swag, confirm schedule and sign necessary paperwork

Where are competitions held?

Tuesday May 19, 2020
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Dean E. Smith Center
Boccia
Air Rifle
Sitting Volleyball

Wednesday May 20, 2020
Duke University
Cameron Indoor Stadium and K-Ville
Wheelchair Basketball
Indoor Rowing
Archery (Beginner and Intermediate)
Powerlifting
Table Tennis

Thursday May 21, 2020
Lake Crabtree County Park
Kayaking
Shot Put
Cycling
Archery (Advanced)

Where will I be staying?

Athletes will be staying in the DoubleTree Hotel RTP/RDU, Homewood Suites or Hotel Indigo.

VGSE2020 will provide accomodations in a double occupancy room with another athlete for nights of May 18, 19, and 20.  
If you plan to arrive early to the games or stay after the games have ended you are responsible for your own accomodations.

Opening Ceremony and evening dinners will be at the DoubleTree Hotel.

All hotels are in close proximity. A shuttle van between hotels will be provided in the evenings.

Can I have my own room?

It is standard practice for Valor Games SE athletes to share a room with another athlete. If you have questions or concerns regarding rooming, please reach out to Bridge II Sports at events@bridge2sports.org; 866-880-2742 x12

How do I get to competition each day?

A fleet of buses provided by local transit will transport athletes to and from competition venues each day.

ALL athletes are expected to ride on VGSE designated transporation every day. Athletes are NOT permitted to drive themselves to competition venues.

I am bringing my own competition equipment. What do I do with it?

If you are bringing cycles, air rifles or archery equipment it must be checked in during registration on May 18. Staff will tag your equipment with your name and phone number and give you a receipt.
All equipment is secured and locked for safety.

Cycles will be stored in transport containers and delivered to Lake Crabtree County Park on Thursday May 21 for cycling.

Due to university regulations, Bridge II Sports must have ONE designated person that is responsible for transporting ‘weapons’ (air rifles and bows) on the the campuses of UNC and Duke.  On days of competition your equipment will be on site for your use and then will be returned to the secure room at the hotel.

All equipment can be picked up at the DoubleTree Hotel on May 21 after closing ceremony.

Is food provided?

Yes!  Food is provided Tuesday breakfast through Thursday lunch.
If you have dietary restrictions please notify Bridge II Sports so we can coordinate accordingly.

Tuesday May 19
Breakfast at designated hotel
Lunch at UNC Dean Smith Center
Snacks available throughout day at venue
Dinner at DoubleTree Hotel- Banquet style awards dinner

Wednesday May 20
Breakfast at designated hotel
Lunch at Duke University
Snacks available throughout day at venue
Dinner at DoubleTree Hotel- Banquet style awards dinner

Thursday May 21
Breakfast at designated hotel
Snacks available throughout day at venue
Lunch during Closing Ceremony at MetLife campus

(On Monday May 18 there will be a cook out at the DoubleTree Hotel during registration- we work hard to make sure all athletes have an opportunity to eat during that time but cannot guarantee.)

What are the sport rules?

Click here for the full rules for all 11 sports offered at VGSE19 (updated VGSE2020 rules will be available in early 2020)

What is the difference between a ‘competitive sport’ and a ‘non-competitive sport’?

Each day of competition at VGSE2020 Athletes can participate in ONE competitive sport.
This is the sport you are eligible to earn a medal in.

One of the goals of Valor Games SE is for athletes to discover new sports and ‘Find the Player Within’
The non-competitive sport(s) you participate in each day allow you to expand your adapted sport horizons.
There are no medals awarded for non-competitive sport participation.

Where are the competitions at UNC?

All competition at UNC on Tuesday May 19 takes place on floor of the Dean Smith Center.

Boccia, Sitting Volleyball and Air Rifle

Where are competitions at Duke?

Wheelchair Basketball – Cameron Indoor Stadium

Indoor Rowing – Cameron Indoor Stadium

Archery – K-ville

Powerlifting – Wilson Recreation Center

Table Tennis – Hall of Honor  **Note: NEW Venue this year!

Where are competitions at Lake Crabtree?

Kayaking- accessible dock

Shot Put – on the lakefront north of the accessible dock

Advanced Archery – in the large multipurpose field

Cycling –
Set up: Boat rental lot area
Start: Beech shelter lot (short path to get from set up to start)
Course: 6 laps on road for 13.6K race; 9 laps for 20.5K race (distances are approximate)