UK technology company Sage has agreed a deal to sponsor the 2016 Invictus Games multi-sport event for wounded servicemen and women, and has also entered into a multi-year partnership with the Invictus Games Foundation.
Under the agreement, the Sage Foundation, a team of Sage workers, will volunteer at the Games, which this year takes place in Orlando, Florida from May 8-12. The company will lend its support to former military service personnel, offering work placements and mentoring for competitors looking to forge careers outside of sport. Games competitors will also be invited to Sage’s customer event in the US city of Chicago from July 25-28.
“This partnership goes further than a simple sports sponsorship and will see Sage’s expertise in supporting entrepreneurs draw out the potential of the unique skills and experience of military servicemen and women,” Sir Keith Mills, IGF chairman, said.
The IGF was established to develop and pursue the legacy of the Games and set out requirements for future host cities.
Over 500 competitors from 14 nations will compete at the 2016 Invictus Games, which will be the second edition since its inception. The inaugural Games took place in London, England in 2014.