Invictus Games Flag Makes First U.S. Stop at Intrepid Museum in New York City
New York (April 12, 2016) – The Invictus Games Orlando 2016, presented by Jaguar Land Rover, taking place from May 8-12 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort, Kissimmee, FL, today presented the Invictus Games Flag to fly over the Games to the iconic Intrepid Museum in New York City where it will be on display until May.
This is the first U.S. stop the Invictus Games Flag will make on its way to the Invictus Games Orlando 2016. Invictus Games Orlando 2016 U.S. Team Captain, retired Army Captain Will Reynolds, was joined by Ken Fisher, Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Invictus Games Orlando 2016, co-Chairman of the Intrepid Museum and Chairman of the Fisher House Foundation.
Captain Reynolds recently received the Invictus Games Flag from Invictus Games Foundation Patron Prince Harry at Buckingham Palace in London.
“It was an honor to bring the Invictus Games Flag from Buckingham Palace to the United States as we start the countdown to the Games,” said U.S. Team Captain Will Reynolds. “The U.S. team is focused on our last month of training as we head to Orlando. We are excited to compete in front of our families, friends and fans, to win medals and to bring honor to our country, and we ask everyone to come cheer on the U.S. team.”
The Invictus Games Flag tour is symbolic of the journey the men and women competing in the games followed in their recoveries, and will travel all the way to Orlando for the Games, which take place May 8-12. The goal of the tour is to encourage support and participation in the Invictus Games 2016 but also educate audiences about the power of sports in recovery and to honor the brave sacrifices of all our service members and their families. The Games are a phenomenal chance to support men and women in uniform who will showcase true spirit and determination while being part of a unique, action-packed sporting event.
“The Invictus Games Flag represents the immeasurable sacrifice, valor and courage of hundreds of men and women from around the world competing in the Orlando 2016 games, and we hope everyone comes to Orlando to show their support and cheer them on,” said Ken Fisher, Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Invictus Games Orlando 2016. “We hope visitors to the Intrepid Museum in the coming weeks feel the Invictus spirit as they see the flag on display, and will be inspired by the indefatigable spirit of our wounded military who will be amazing the world May 8th through 12th in Orlando.”
Building on their sponsorship of the inaugural games in London in 2014, Jaguar Land Rover continue their partnership with Invictus Games as Presenting Partner for Orlando 2016. Arriving in New York today, the official flag vehicle, the specially commissioned Jaguar F-PACE, delivered the flag to US Team Captain Will Reynolds. In addition, Jaguar Land Rover will sponsor the UK Team competing in Orlando and have provided the Jaguar F-PACE which will transport the flag from New York to Washington D.C.
Fans can go to http://invictusgames2016.org/tickets/ to purchase tickets to this once-in-a-lifetime event.
About Invictus Games Orlando 2016
Presented by Jaguar Land Rover, the Invictus Games are the only international adaptive sporting event for injured active duty and veteran service members. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect of all those who serve their country as well as their families and caregivers. More than 500 competitors from 14 countries will compete in 10 adaptive sports. Fans can buy tickets by visiting http://invictusgames2016.org/tickets/.
About the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery. The Intrepid Museum fulfills its mission to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth by connecting them to history through hands-on exploration while bridging the future by inspiring innovation.
About Jaguar Land Rover and Its Support of the Invictus Games
• Luxury British automotive manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover is proud to be the presenting partner of the 2016 Invictus Games Orlando, the international sporting event for wounded, injured and ill servicemen and women using sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect of those who serve the country.
• Since 2013 Jaguar Land Rover has hired over 200 former servicemen and servicewomen in the UK, working closely with the Career Transition Partnership, the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) official provider of Armed Forces resettlement. Details of a Jaguar Land Rover Veteran recruitment programme in the United States will be announced ahead of the Games.