The Invictus Games 2016
April 22, 2015
Invictus Games 2016, the only international adaptive sporting event for wounded, ill, and injured service men and women, is coming to Orlando from May 8 – 12 at ESPN Wide World of Sports and Walt Disney World Resort!
Prince Harry brought the games to the UK following an inspirational visit to USA Warrior Games in 2013. The inaugural Invictus Games in London 2014 used the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women. More than 400 competitors from across the world competed in nine adaptive sports in London in the 2014 games.
The Invictus Games Foundation has been set up to develop this legacy, manage the process of selecting the hosts of future games and oversee their delivery. Now, Orlando has been honored to host in 2016.
President George W. Bush will serve as Honorary Chairman of Invictus Games 2016. Ken Fisher is Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the Games.
Over 500 military competitors will take part in 10 sporting events as they are cheered on by thousands of family members, friends and spectators. They will compete not only in the spirit of cordial competition, but also in camaraderie among the competitors and nations.
The Invictus Games Orlando 2016 will shine a light on the holistic recovery and rehabilitation that occurs through sport for the wounded, ill, and injured Service men and women who participate in them. Though only 500, these men and women represent the tens of thousands of Service members around the globe who face the daily challenges from their wounds, illnesses, and injuries, both visible and invisible.
Tickets start at only $13. Single session tickets will allow entry to a single designated sports session, which can be selected at time of purchase. Spectators can purchase single session tickets for the following sporting events: archery, indoor rowing, power lifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and wheelchair tennis. Cycling will not require a ticket for viewing.
You can find all the details of the event on their website invictusgamesfoundation.org or Facebook page at facebook.com/invictuslondon.
We, at staySky Hotels and Resorts, are beyond excited to host such a noble event in Orlando and we are sure our city will receive all athletes with a warm welcome. We want to ensure all athletes and spectators have an absolute grand time while staying with us, so we would like to present our properties and give some tips about the city of Orlando to help all participants feel right at home and experience the magic world of Orlando!
Hawthorn Suites Lake Buena Vista:
Offers one bedroom suites with a separate living area, sleeper sofa, dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. If you don’t need the additional space and are looking for a standard guestroom, check out our executive guestrooms, perfect for one or two people. Hawthorn Suites Lake Buena Vista is also 100% non-smoking. We are located around 6.1 miles from the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.
More Options from our staySky portfolio:
– Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa
– Enclave Suites
– staySky Suites I-Drive Orlando
– Coral Cay Resort
We also have a whole blog post with the details of the opening and closing ceremonies for the Invictus Games 2016. Read more here.