Logo from InvictusGames2016.org
“Most of us will never know the full horrors of combat. Many Service men and women suffer life-changing injuries, both visible and invisible, while serving their countries. How do these men and women find the motivation to move on and not be defined by their injuries?
How can they be recognized for their achievements and not given sympathy? Prince Harry asked these questions. On a trip to the Warrior Games in the USA in 2013, he saw how the power of sport could help physically, psychologically, and socially. His mind was made up. London would host the inaugural Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, ill, and injured Service men and women – both active duty and veteran.” – from InvictusGames2016.org
The Invictus Games make their way to Orlando May 8-12, 2016 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. President George W. Bush will serve as honorary chairman of the games. This event aims to serve military members with healing, camaraderie and cordial competition.
By the numbers..
15 nations are invited
500+ military members will compete
10 different sporting events
Find more information on the official site at invictusgames2016.org.