In addition to supporting the Games’ friends and family programs, Fisher House provides travel, uniforms, and other support to the competitors and families of Team US at the Invictus Games.
These are the fifth iteration of the Invictus Games and thousands of military veterans from 20 nations have taken part. Fisher House Foundation provides support to these competitors’ families to make sure they’re able to be there to cheer on their service member or veteran and celebrate alongside them as their journey from initial injury or illness comes to a culmination in the competition.
“The secret to the success of these Games has been accepting that mental health is the real key to recovery,” said the Invictus Games Foundation Patron, the Duke of Sussex, speaking at the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Closing Ceremony. “Our competitors have helped turn the issue of mental health from a sad story to an inspiring one. They want to live, rather than just be alive.”
“We have had the honor of being a partner of Team US since the inaugural Invictus Games in 2014,” said Ken Fisher, Chairman and CEO of Fisher House Foundation. “We've found that many of those competing were able to stay with their families in a Fisher House while receiving medical care for their injuries or illness. Supporting the Invictus Games really comes full circle for us - we were there during the difficult times, and now we are here for their triumphs.”
Fisher House Foundation also participated in the Invictus Games Foundation Conversation, which took place within the Invictus Games Park on Saturday, April 16th. The session was about the power of sport to break down barriers around disability, with Tish Stropes, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Fisher House Foundation, speaking on the critical role of friends and family in rehabilitation.
Fisher House Foundation provides Team US competitors, families, coaches, and staff with uniforms and organizes transportation for veteran competitors and families of the competitors because Fisher House Foundation knows a "Family's Love is Good Medicine."
Invictus Games The Hague 2020 had been delayed twice due to safety and travel concerns around the COVID pandemic.