Jaguar Land Rover North America today announced that it has signed on as the “presenting partner” of the upcoming Invictus Games Toronto 2017.
The Invictus Games is an international sporting competition for wounded, ill and injured armed services members. This year’s games will held Sept. 23-30.
The Games in Toronto will feature 550 military competitors from 17 nations competing across 12 events. 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 events, 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 the Land Rover Discovery, testing their communication, team-work and strategic planning skills.
The auto company has been involved with the Games since the inaugural event in London in 2014. It was also a sponsor of the 2016 games in Orlando.