Game on down under
Raytheon sponsors Invictus Games 2018 to help support veterans
More than 500 veterans from 18 nations traveled to Sydney, Australia, for the 2018 Invictus Games – the largest in the history of the event. The athletes come to compete in 12 events, ranging from archery to powerlifting.
The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and ill veteran and active service personnel. The Invictus Games Foundation was established in the belief that sports can have a positive impact on the recovery and rehabilitation of injured veterans.
Raytheon Australia has joined the effort as an official partner of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. The global event aligns with the company’s initiative to drive strategic engagement with the veteran community.
“We have initiated a number of partnerships to support veterans whilst also creating and implementing new policies for the recruitment, retention and support of our veteran employees, families of veterans and defence reservists,” said Raytheon Australia Managing Director Michael Ward.
The Invictus Games partnership is just one of many ways that Raytheon strives to recognise and honour the commitment, leadership skills and strength of veterans.
“At Raytheon Australia, we have tremendous respect for those who serve and have served in the Australian Defence Force,” said Mr Ward. “We have an important responsibility to give back to the broader Australian defence community in which we operate.”
More than 35 percent of Raytheon Australia’s employees are former defence force personnel and the company recognises the business benefit that this community brings to industry. Raytheon Australia works closely with the Australian government and veteran community to create long-standing employment opportunities – support that will thrive well beyond the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games.
“Our partnership with Invictus is a reflection of our efforts across Raytheon Australia to steadily create new and innovative ways to give back to our military community,” said Mr Ward.