It’s hard to imagine May without Valor Games Southeast.

Sadly, that is what we are facing this year.
We have had to make the decision to cancel Valor Games SE 2020
scheduled for May 18-21 
due to the realities of the spread of COVID-19.

We are so very grateful to all of you that have made Valor Games Southeast the incredible celebration of life and community that it has become.  We couldn’t do it without you. Valor Games SE will be back stronger and healthier than ever in 2021 – and we want you to be involved!

Until then…Bridge II Sports is putting plans in motion to create adapted sports events this late summer and fall for VGSE Athletes and volunteers to continue to stay active, engaged and come together in the spirit of camaraderie.  Please continue to follow us here, in your inbox and on social media for exciting updates!

Stay strong, well, and connected to all those in your life during this time.

We are thinking of all of you-

Your Bridge II Sports/Valor Games SE Team

Thank YOU for making this incredible event a success for our Veterans and military with disabilities.

Valor Games SE would not be possible without your committment, energy and support!

Find information below to assist in preparing for your VGSE volunteer experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Valor Games Southeast 2020?

Monday May 18th – Thursday May 21st

How do I register to volunteer?

Volunteer registration will be available in early April 2020

All volunteer spots are filled. Is there a wait list?

Volunteer positions fill up fast to volunteer at Valor Games Southeast.

We will have a waitlist sign up and will notify individuals when spots become available.

If you are unable to volunteer this year we highly encourage you to come out and support our athletes at the games as a spectator.

What is ‘Volunteer Training’?

All VGSE volunteers are required to take part in Volunteer Training. Our goal is to create a safe and comfortable environment for our athletes and all involved with VGSE through greater understanding of some of the issues our Veterans and Military face including Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress. Important volunteering logistics and information will also be covered as well so you will be prepared to create a great experience at the games for yourself and our athletes.

This year we are planning to implement an on-line training module (details will be included with sign-up)

We will have one ‘live’ training scheduled:

Sunday May 17th
DoubleTree Hotel RDU/RTP
4810 Page Creek Lane, Durham

Time: TBD

When and where are volunteer trainings?

This year we are planning to implement an on-line training module (details will be included with sign-up)

We will have one ‘live’ training scheduled:

Sunday May 17th
DoubleTree Hotel RDU/RTP
4810 Page Creek Lane, Durham

Time: TBD

I missed my volunteer training. What do I do?

Unfornately if you do not complete training you will not be able to volunteer at VGSE.

What should I wear to volunteer?

Make sure to wear your official volunteer shirt. Your volunteer shirt helps us easily identify your role with VGSE. If you do not have your shirt you cannot volunteer.

Please wear pants or appropriate shorts and comfortable close-toed shoes.

Where do I park at UNC?

Where do I park at Duke?

There will be directional signage for parking at Duke.
Volunteers should park at the Science Drive Parking Garage.

Check in will be at the south entrance to Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Where do I park at Lake Crabtree?

REMINDER: The gates to Lake Crabtree County Park will be closed once the athlete buses arrive and will not reopen until competition has ended.  All vehicles must be in the park no later than 7:30am.

There is one road in the park off of Aviation Parkway.

Volunteers can park in the first lot on the left once entering the park.  Once this lot is full please proceed to the lot at the far end of the park.

Volunteer Check-In will be on the patio near the tower over looking the lake on the path to the Boathouse Rentals and accessible dock.

Where are competitions at UNC?

All competition at UNC on Tuesday May 21 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!

Lunch- Schraf Hall 2nd Floor

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)

How can I keep in touch with the athletes I meet at VGSE?

Due to confidentiality and privacy issues VGSE volunteers are not allowed to give or exchange contact information including email, social media or addresses with VGSE athletes.

Can I post on my social media accounts from VGSE?

We encourage you to share your involvement with the games on social media to increase awareness and broaden the reach of this incredible event.

There are few rules that we ask you to follow:

  1. If you take a photo ask those in the photo if they are ‘ok’ with you posting it on social media
  2. DO NOT photograph any person (athlete or volunteer) wearing a RED WRIST BAND. These individuals have opted not to sign the Bridge II Sports Media Consent waiver and prefer not to be photographed.
  3. Portray athletes positively with strength, respect and dignity.  Avoid use of language that alludes to pity or sympathy.
  4. Be mindful of when you are taking pictures so as not to interfere with competition or make the event a ‘spectacle’. Our goal is for Valor Games Southeast to be a safe, non-threatening environment for athletes with disablities to compete and connect through adapted sports.
  5. Please tag @ValorGamesSE in your posts and use hashtag #VGSE19
  6. DO NOT tag in individual athletes or identify them by name in your posts
  7. We encourage you to utilize person-first language
  8. Make sure to follow the social media guidelines of the organization you are representing at VGSE

I can’t remember what shift I signed up for.

Please check your Sign-up Genius account to find your shift.

What is a ‘Sport Lead’ and a ‘Volunteer Lead’?

VGSE Sport Leads are experts in the world of adapted sports and are in charge of the competitions in their respective sports at the games. They are in charge of the coordination, flow and competition of their specific event.

The job of the Volunteer Lead is to support the Sport Lead by managing the volunteers assigned to that specific sport for the shift.  The Volunteer Lead will be your ‘supervisor’ during the event and your contact prior to the games.

Questions? or 866-880-2742

Valor Games Southeast 2020 Sponsors and Community Partners

Duke Athletics
UNC Athletics
RTI International
Duke Energy
Triangle Volleyball Club
Carolina Region Volleyball
Lake Crabtree County Park
Durham Coca-Cola
Golden Corral
GO Triangle
GO Durham
GO Cary
Chapel Hill Transit
Zippy Shell