Aon signs on as Official Supporter of Invictus Games Sydney 2018
Sydney, 22 November, 2017 – Aon has announced it is an Official Supporter of Invictus Games 2018 and Official Supporter of the Invictus Games Australian Team for the 2018 Games, to be held in Sydney from 20-27 October, 2018.
Presented by Jaguar Land Rover, Invictus Games Sydney 2018 is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and ill servicemen and women. The Games welcome both active duty and veteran personnel and celebrate the critical role played by family and friends.
Founded by Prince Harry in 2014, the 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.
“Many servicemen and women suffer life-changing injuries, visible or otherwise, whilst serving their nation. It was a simple decision to become an Official Supporter of Invictus Games Sydney 2018 because the event aligns perfectly with our values as an organisation,” said Lambros Lambrou, CEO of Aon Risk Solutions in Australia.
“Every day at Aon, we are driven by a desire to help our clients empower human and economic possibility. Through innovation and growth we help millions in business and social communities recover and thrive in the face of adversity. We believe Invictus Games Sydney 2018 send a fantastic message about what can be achieved through the offer of equal opportunities,” he added.
Aon’s support of Invictus Games Sydney 2018 will help shine a light on initiatives that inspire connected, healthy and active lifestyles for those servicemen and women facing mental health and physical challenges.
“The competitors taking part in the Games serve as an inspiration to all for their perseverance, commitment and passion, and we are enormously proud to play a role in bringing this event to Sydney,” Mr Lambrou said.
Aon’s partnership with Invictus Games Sydney 2018 follows the recent announcement that Aon has entered into a partnership to support Paralympic Games Gold Medallist Curtis McGrath OAM, also an Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Ambassador.
“On behalf of the Invictus Games Australian Team for the 2018 Games, I’d like to thank Aon for their vision and commitment to support our servicemen and women. The Invictus Games are such an important event for those recovering from injury.
“The Games harnesses the power of sport to inspire recovery and support competitor rehabilitation, and in turn, the competitors inspire countless others with their demonstration of determination and resilience. The event is also an opportunity to reconnect with the defence community and make lifelong new friends,” Mr McGrath said.
Invictus Games Sydney 2018, will attract more than 500 competitors from 18 nations to compete in 11 adaptive sports in locations across Greater Sydney, including Sydney Olympic Park and on and around Sydney Harbour.
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About Invictus Games Sydney 2018
The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and ill servicemen and women, both active duty and veteran. The Games use the healing power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country. The Games also recognise the critical role played by family and friends. “Invictus” is Latin for unconquered, and it embodies the fighting spirit and resilience of our service personnel.
Invictus Games Sydney 2018 is supported by:
- Presenting Partner: Jaguar Land Rover
- Premier Partners: Medibank and Sage
- Official Supporters: Aon, Boeing, Defence Housing Australia, ISPS Handa, Minter Ellison and SAAB Australia
- Founding Partners: The Australian Defence Force, ClubsNSW, Deloitte, Legacy and NSW Government
- Media Partners: ABC and APN Outdoor
- Philanthropic Supporters: The Packer Family Foundation
The inaugural Invictus Games took place in London in September 2014 and attracted more than 400 competitors from 13 nations. The second Invictus Games was held in Orlando, Florida in May 2016. Toronto, Canada hosted the third Invictus Games from 23-30 September 2017 and the fourth Invictus Games will take place in Sydney from 20-27 October 2018.
Follow the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 journey:
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/InvictusSydney
- Twitter: @InvictusSydney
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/invictusgames2018
- YouTube: Invictus Sydney