Service Dogs from the Invictus Games have a Good Day with Mickey Mouse & Pluto at Walt Disney World Resort


On the final day of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 on Thursday, Mickey Mouse and his favorite dog, Pluto, spent some playful time with several competitors and their trusty service dogs at Shades of Green hotel at Walt Disney World Resort. Invictus Games competitors from the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada and their service dogs, who are instrumental in assisting the competitors in all facets of their everyday lives, interacted with Mickey and Pluto before heading off to their final day of competition at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. The competitors also shared their stories of how their service dogs have impacted their lives.

(May 12, 2016): Pluto celebrates Invictus Games Orlando 2016 United States competitors (L-R) Leonard Anderson with his service dog, Azza, and August OÕNiell with his service dog, Kai, Thursday, May 12, 2016, ahead of the closing ceremony at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Founded by Prince Harry, Invictus Games is the only adaptive sporting event for injured active duty and veteran service members. (David Roark, photographer)

The Invictus Games concluded last night at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort with the Closing Ceremony featuring Prince Harry, Dr. Jill Biden and several musical performances by national recording acts such as Rascal Flatts and Grammy-nominated hip-hop superstar Flo Rida. The Closing Ceremony was televised live on ESPN2.

Here is a video of Prince Harry’s closing speech:

Invictus Games Orlando 2016, the brainchild of Prince Harry, are the only international adaptive sporting event for injured, wounded and ill active duty and veteran service members. The Games featured more than 500 competitors from 14 nations competing in 10 sports – archery, cycling, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair rugby, sitting volleyball, swimming, powerlifting, track and field and indoor rowing.

David Roark, photographer

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