JAGUAR LAND ROVER NORTH AMERICA SPONSORS U.S. ARMED FORCES TEAM FOR INVICTUS GAMES TORONTO 2017
(MAHWAH, N.J.) – August 30, 2017 – Jaguar Land Rover North America today announced its continued commitment to support the U.S. Armed Forces Team for the second year as they compete in the Invictus Games Toronto 2017. The Invictus Games, the international sporting event for wounded, ill and injured service members, will be held Sept. 23-30, in Toronto, Canada. Jaguar Land Rover is the presenting partner of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017, continuing their support of the inaugural Games in 2014 and the Orlando Games in 2016. Now in its third year, the Games in Toronto will be the largest one yet, with 550 military competitors from 17 nations competing across 12 adaptive sports.
The U.S. Team is made up of nearly 90 retired or active-duty service men and women from across the country and will compete in all 12 adaptive sports, including archery, indoor rowing, powerlifting, road cycling, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, golf, a new sport for 2017, and the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge.
The Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge takes place on Saturday, Sept. 23, and will be the first opportunity to win an Invictus Games Toronto 2017 medal. Two team members from 13 competing nations will take on the role of driver and navigator in the two time-trials which make up the challenge. Each pair will compete in both the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR and All-New Land Rover Discovery, testing their communication, team-work and strategic planning skills.
“The men and women of the US Armed Forces Team exemplify the relentless determination of our retired and active-duty service members,” said Joe Eberhardt, President and CEO, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC. “We are proud to continue our support of the team and wish them the best of luck as they compete at the upcoming Games in Toronto.”
The Invictus Games are the only international adaptive sporting event for wounded, ill, and injured veterans and active-duty service members. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for these men and women. The inaugural Games in 2014 in London and the Orlando 2016 Games saw 900 competitors from 14 nations compete in 10 sporting events as well as the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge.
For more information about The Invictus Games Toronto 2017, visit www.invictusgames2017.com. For more information about Jaguar Land Rover and the Jaguar Land Rover Veterans Career Program, visit http://www.jlrvets.com/.