De Brauw Official Supplier Invictus Games The Hague 2020
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De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is proud to announce that it will be an "Official Supplier" of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020, presented by Jaguar Land Rover. As an Official Supporter, De Brauw is responsible for providing legal support of this international multi-sport event for the wounded, injured or sick men and women who serve, or served, in the armed forces.
Menno Stoffer, partner at De Brauw, was involved from day one of this edition of the Invictus Games: "The drive of the organising team behind the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 is contagious: the organisation, the competitors and their situation creates an incredibly special event. We see the impact it has on competitors and their environment, but we also see how the event affects society. We are grateful that we can be part of it."
Machteld de Monchy, head of De Brauw's Pro Bono practice, adds: "The international, public and specialist nature of this event makes legal support a fun and complex challenge. We are honoured that we can contribute in this way to the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 to make it a success. "
The Invictus Games use the power of sport to stimulate recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a broader understanding and respect for those who serve or served their country. The Games are also intended to value friends and family of the wounded, injured or sick Servicemen and women. These Invictus Games in 2020 come at a particularly symbolic moment, namely when the world marks the 75-year anniversary of VE Day, including the freedom of the Netherlands after the end of the Second World War.
"We are very grateful for the contribution that De Brauw offers us in organising the Invictus Games in The Hague. The legal aspects of the organization, the agreements and the logistics always require customisation. We rely on the De Brauw team to work together to lay a solid legal basis with us. The atmosphere in the team is also excellent and that gives energy, "says Mart de Kruif, Chairman of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020."
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About the Invictus Games The Hague 2020
From 9 - 16 May 2020, the Zuiderpark, The Hague will be transformed into the Invictus Games Park. 500 participants from 20 countries participate in ten adaptive sporting events, accompanied by 1,000 family and friends. The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for the wounded, injured or sick men and women who serve, or served, in the armed forces. The Invictus Games use the power of sport to stimulate recovery, to support rehabilitation and to generate a 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 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.