Lockheed Martin Announced As An Official Supporter of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020
Jonathan Hoyle, chief executive Europe at Lockheed Martin (left) and Mart de Kruif, Chairman of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020
Lockheed Martin is proud to announce it will be an Official Supporter of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020, presented by Jaguar Land Rover. A partner at the Games in Toronto 2017 and Sydney 2018, Lockheed Martin is working to continue its steadfast support for wounded, injured or sick men and women who serve, or served, in the armed forces.
“Support for servicemen and women is in our DNA,” said Jonathan Hoyle, chief executive Europe at Lockheed Martin. “More than 20% of our global workforce are military veterans and Lockheed Martin employees volunteer over 45,000 hours to veterans’ initiatives each year. It is a privilege to partner with the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 and to share in the spirit of the Games.”
The Invictus Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding of and respect for those who serve their country, and for their loved ones. The Games in 2020 come at a particularly symbolic time as the world recognizes the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.
“We are thankful for the dedication that Lockheed Martin brings to celebrating the participants of the Games and honoring their service,” says Gen. (ret) Mart de Kruif, Chairman of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020. “A partner in the greater mission of safety and security across the world, Lockheed Martin’s core values to do what’s right, respect others and perform with excellence are well aligned with the spirit of the Invictus Games.”
The next Invictus Games will be held in The Hague May 9-16, 2020; and will feature 500 competitors and 1,000 Friends & Family from 19 different countries. During the Games, Lockheed Martin will offer attendees the opportunity to visit a full-scale model of the F-35 as well as other activities.
Competitors from the 2018 Sydney Games
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About the Invictus Games The Hague 2020
From 9 to 16 May 2020 the Zuiderpark, The Hague will be transformed into the Invictus Games Park. 500 competitors from 19 countries will participate in ten adaptive sporting events, joined by 1000 family and friends.
The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans.
The Invictus Games use the power of sport to stimulate recovery, support rehabilitation and generate broader understanding and respect for the men and women who serve or have served their country. Since the inaugural Invictus Games in 2014 in London, the following Invictus Games have been held in Orlando (2016), Toronto (2017) and Sydney (2018).
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About Invictus Games The Hague 2020
De Invictus Games is een internationaal sportevenement voor fysiek en/of mentaal gewonde militairen. De Invictus Games gebruikt de kracht van sport om herstel te stimuleren, revalidatie te ondersteunen en breder begrip en respect te genereren voor hen die hun land dienen of gediend hebben.
‘Invictus’ staat voor ‘onoverwonnen’. Het symboliseert de vechtlustige geest, van fysiek en/of mentaal gewonde militairen. Het laat zien wat je, ondanks je verwondingen, kunt bereiken.
Aan de Invictus Games, die van 9 tot 16 mei 2020 in Den Haag worden gehouden, doen 500 deelnemers mee, uit 19 verschillende landen. Zij zullen actief zijn in tien verschillende sporten.
Alle deelnemers mogen, op uitnodiging en kosten van de organisatie, twee vrienden of familieleden die hebben geholpen tijdens het revalidatieproces meenemen naar het evenement.
Iedere deelnemer aan de Invictus Games heeft zijn eigen verhaal, maar allen hebben ze de innerlijke kracht gevonden om door te gaan en zichzelf op te richten. Alleen, met hulp van familie en vrienden, maar altijd mede dankzij de kracht van sport.
The Invictus Games is an international adaptive sporting event for Wounded, Injured and Sick Servicemen and women, both serving and veteran. 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.
The word ‘Invictus’ means ‘unconquered’. It embodies the fighting spirit of wounded, injured and sick Service personnel and personifies what these tenacious men and women can achieve post injury.
The Invictus Games is about much more than just sport – it captures hearts, challenges minds and changes lives.
The Invictus Games 2020 will be held in The Hague from 9 to 16 May and invites 500 competitors, from 19 different countries. They will participate in 10 different sports.
All competitors may bring two friends or family members who have helped during the rehabilitation process, at the invitation and expense of the organization.
The participants all have their own story of physical and/or psychological injury or illness. But all of them have found the inner strength to go on and reinvent themselves. Sometimes alone, often with the help of family and friends, but always through the power of sport. The Invictus Games The Hague 2020 is the platform to share their stories and add another chapter to their book of life.