Hometown News lets local newspapers know about your participation and accomplishments in the Games. We prepare individual news releases about any Veteran who completed and signed consent forms and place them, along with a photo, on the Games website where they are available to your hometown media, family and friends.
We hope to have individual releases posted by Thursday; most photos should be online by Friday.
We can never guarantee that media outlets will print the information, but we do our best to make it available to media throughout the country.We also plan to contact local media by email and phone to generate interest in your extraordinary stories and experiences throughout the week.
If you requested a news release, you will receive a copy of it at the end of the week. We also hope to provide each athlete with one printed photograph.
Thank you for allowing us to tell yourcommunity about your participation in the Games this week!
Stop by the HERL area at the convention center to learn more about the labs and to participate in special research projects designed specifically for Veterans at the Games. This week’s research will center on:
Check out HERL’s new location (and enjoy some snacks!) during an open house this Thursday, August 4, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.!
6425 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Stop by Hall A for a souvenir photo with a magnificent city view in the background.
Hours: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–3 p.m.
Follow 7-year-old Dominic Ruperto as he picks the brains of Games athletes throughout the week.
Question: What should I do to get pumped up for the Games?
When he’s not reporting, Dom, a soon-to-be-third-grader from Verona, Pa., plays wing for the Pittsburgh Mighty Penguins sled hockey team.
Medal presentations will take place on a special awards stage located in the concourse on the DLCC ’s second floor.
Athletes, come out for an evening of free food and entertainment! Enjoy a taco bar and the classic rock of acoustic guitarist Andy Mangini. Cash bar. You will also have the chance to sign up for a raffle ticket to win one of our prizes!