Our August honoree shows us what it’s like to give back to those who are less fortunate. In 2014 he created the Invictus Games; a competition to give active or veteran military members who are wounded, injured, or sick, a chance to compete in sports that adapt to their ailments. The games include activities like track and field, archery, wheelchair basketball, rugby, sitting volleyball, indoor rowing, as well as swimming. In honor of his acts of kindness, today we’re going to share with you several organizations that you can get involved in to help you be a good gent!
One of the most well-known ways to get involved in your community and be a good gent is with through the Special Olympics. With volunteer opportunities that are both long and short term, therefore, this will allow you to help out all year round. Events are held to let those with special needs participate in both individual and team events. To find out how to donate your time, head over to https://www.specialolympics.org/
One of the most significant ways we can say “thank you” to those who sacrificed their time to protect us is by giving back. Building Homes for Heroes is an organization that builds homes and gifts them, mortgage-free, to veterans and their families. Find out how to donate and attend fundraising events by visiting https://www.buildinghomesforheroes.org/
Vast amounts of debris filtering into natural environments and are starting to have dramatic effects on our planet. Trash Free Seas is an organization that helps keep trash out of our oceans by setting up beach cleanups. To find out ways to donate your time and money, visit https://oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/
The Invictus Games
Like mentioned above, our August honoree is responsible for the creation of The Invictus Games. After seeing the positive impact of healthy competition, the Invictus games were created to give active or veteran military members who are wounded, injured, or sick, a chance to compete in sports that adapt to their ailments.
The Invictus Games are much more than an event in which those with disabilities compete but an opportunity for participants to challenge their minds and bodies, and to change their lives. Find out more about the foundation and how to support by visiting https://invictusgamesfoundation.org/
If you are wanting to learn about more ways to look good, feel good and be good, check out our Gentleman’s Post; our monthly mini-magazine that comes in every Gentleman’s Box! Get yours here!