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Jon Stewart on SportsCenter Friday for the Warrior Games

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By    |   Friday, 07 Jul 2017 01:09 PM

Jon Stewart will be co-hosting ESPN’s SportsCenter this Friday, live with anchor Hannah Storm from the Warrior Games -- a tribute to sidelined military personnel who keep striving as athletes.

The 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games is a multi-sport event featuring about 265 athletes and is aimed at veterans who have been wounded, injured or rendered ill. It's comprised of teams from military services, including the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force.

ESPN said the duo would host a live one-hour SportsCenter from the United Center in Chicago at 7 p.m and also anchor live segments during the 6 p.m. SportsCenter. Stewart will conduct a live interview at 11 p.m.

What does Storm think about working with the award-winning comedian?

“It’s a thrill for me not just to be a part of the Warrior Games but also to work with someone who’s one of the best-known hosts in the television industry and such a great talent,” Storm said. “I’ve always been a fan of his work, and he’s so involved and so passionate about this cause.”

“The Games honor and showcase the power and resiliency of wounded warriors and their families,” noted event organizers.

“Military service teams compete in eight individual and team sports, including archery, cycling, field, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, track, and wheelchair basketball.”

This is something that resonates with Stewart, who has been an advocate for the games and who has also worked closely with veterans.

The former host of Comedy Central’s “Today Show” launched a five-week training session in 2015 for army veterans aspiring to break into the television industry, reported Time magazine.

The program was three years in the making and was geared to assisting veterans in obtaining traditionally difficult jobs in the entertainment industry.

Stewart is known to be an advocate for the troops, often using his role in TV to campaign for veteran-related causes.

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Jon Stewart will be co-hosting ESPN’s SportsCenter this Friday, live with anchor Hannah Storm from the Warrior Games -- a tribute to sidelined military personnel who keep striving as athletes.
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