Established in 2014 by Prince Harry, the Invictus Games are an international sporting event for wounded and injured servicemen and women, using sport to help with their recovery and rehabilitation. The inaugural Invictus Games were held in London in September 2014, featuring over 400 competitors from 13 nations. The 2016 Games will see over 500 competitors from 14 nations compete in 10 sports.
A team from Sage will volunteer at the Games as part of their annual five days given to its 13,500 colleagues for supporting charitable causes. Sage will also extend its mentoring and work placement program for former military service personnel to all competitors looking to establish small businesses and learn business skills beyond competitive sports.
Competitors from the Invictus Games will also be invited to Sage Summit 2016, held in Chicago July 25-28, to join 20,000 entrepreneurs, part of the Sage Foundation's commitment to supporting post-military servicemen.
"We believe entrepreneurs are the true heroes of the global economy, and supporting them is our passion," said Stephen Kelly, CEO of Sage, in a statement. "We want to do this in a way to play a positive role in communities through our Foundation. Particularly close to our heart is an enduring and treasured relationship with those who have given their service to their country -- a special type of hero, so we are proud to pledge our ongoing global support to the Invictus Games."
"I am thrilled that the Invictus Games Foundation is entering into a multiyear partnership with Sage," stated Sir Keith Mills, chairman of the Invictus Games Foundation. "This partnership goes further than a simple sports sponsorship and will see the Sage expertise in supporting entrepreneurs draw out the potential of the unique skills and experience of military servicemen and women. The Invictus Games inspire people considering life beyond the military, and we welcome Sage as they join us on that mission."
For more on the 2016 Invictus Games, head to the event'ssite here.