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President George W. Bush to Greet US Captain William Reynolds and Accept Invictus Games Flag
On Monday, April 25, 2016, President Bush, Honorary Chairman of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016, will receive the Invictus Games flag from Army Captain William Reynolds, the U.S. Team Captain. Reynolds will present the flag to President Bush to display at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
President Bush, Captain Reynolds, and David Coker, president of the Invictus Games 2016 Organizing Committee, will offer brief remarks about what to expect at the Invictus Games Orlando 2016, an international adaptive sporting event for wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans, which will take place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at WALT DISNEY WORLD® from May 8-12. President Bush will also highlight the Invictus Games Policy Symposium on Invisible Wounds presented by the Bush Institute, an international conversation addressing the invisible wounds of war: post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury and other psychological health conditions.
The Invictus Games Flag Tour began at Buckingham Palace in London and has been on display at the Intrepid Museum in New York City. It will remain on display at the Bush Center from Monday, April 25 until May 2 and can be viewed by the public free of charge.
Event participants available for interviews following the event will include Captain William Reynolds, David Coker, members of the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative.
WHEN: Monday, April 25, 2016
WHERE: The George W. Bush Institute
CONTACT: Media attending this event will need to register for credentials HERE.
Questions? Email Ashley McConkey.
All credentialed members of the media will receive a logistics email that contains details about the check-in time, as well as check-in location. Mult boxes will be available.
About the George W. Bush Institute: Housed within the George W. Bush Presidential Center, the George W. Bush Institute is an action-oriented, nonpartisan policy organization with the mission of developing leaders, fostering policy and taking action to improve and save lives. The work of the Bush Institute is inspired by the principles that guided the President and Mrs. Bush in public life: education is the foundation of a successful life; freedom is a universal human desire; free enterprise is the engine of economic prosperity; and every human life is precious.
About the Invictus Games Orlando 2016: Presented by Jaguar Land Rover, the Invictus Games are the only international adaptive sporting event for injured active duty and veteran service members. With Prince Harry as the Patron, the Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect of all those who serve their country as well as their families and caregivers. More than 500 competitors from 14 nations will compete in archery, cycling, indoor rowing, power lifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis. Fans can buy tickets by visiting http://invictusgames2016.org/tickets/.