By James Crook

81885130May 2 - Renowned American 3D pop-artist Charles Fazzino has been commissioned as official artist for the 2013 Warrior Games presented by Deloitte, which are due get underway next week in Colorado Springs.

More than 250 injured and wounded servicemen and veterans from the five US Armed Forces branches will compete - along with a sixth team from the British Armed Forces - at the Games, which will be attended by Prince Harry.

"I am proud to be involved with an event as patriotic as the Warrior Games," said Fazzino, who has produced artwork for the Superbowl and the Grammy Awards.

"These incredible men and women have sacrificed so much for us and they deserve not only to be recognised for what they have done, but to be celebrated for all they have yet to achieve.

"They are truly inspiring and I hope that my artwork can give a visual voice to all they are accomplishing in the sports arena and beyond."

Warrior Games posterOne of the limited edition Warrior Games posters produced by Charles Fazzino

United States Olympic Committee Chief of Paralympics, Charlie Huebner, said: "We are excited to have Museum Edition's Charles Fazzino lend his artistic talents in support of the 2013 Warrior Games.

"His artwork truly celebrates the spirit of sport and the impact it can have on service members and veterans who have sacrificed so much for our freedom."

Fazzino's artwork will feature on the cover of the programme for the Warrior Games, which are due to run from Saturday May 11 to Thursday May 16, and will be available to purchase in the form of official event posters and limited edition fine artwork.

The artwork can be viewed and purchased here.

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