Duke of Sussex to Attend Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Baseball Game

Prince Harry At Invictus Games - The Hargue
The Duke of Sussex rides a bicycle during events to launch the one year countdown to next year's Invictus Games in the Hague, in the Netherlands on May 2019

The Duke of Sussex will attend the Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees baseball game in support of the Invictus Games Foundation

Saturday, 29th June 2019

The Duke of Sussex will attend the first game of the Major League Baseball (MLB) London Series at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 29th June. The Invictus Games Foundation, of which His Royal Highness is Patron, has been selected as charity partner for the 2019 series.

This is the first time that Major League Baseball are hosting two regular season games in Europe. The series will feature two of MLB’s most famous teams – the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees.

MLB recently announced that the Invictus Games Foundation will be an Official Charity Partner of the Mitel & MLB Present London Series 2019. The Invictus Games Foundation is the international charity that oversees the development of the Invictus Games, an international adaptive multi-sport event in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and veterans participate. It celebrates the power of sport in recovery and how it can help, physically or psychologically, those suffering from injuries or illness. As part of the partnership, the Invictus Games Foundation have a team participating in London’s Softball60, the social softball series built for the city and targeted to introduce the sport to new audiences and demonstrate that it is an inclusive sport.

On arrival, The Duke will meet the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees in their respective clubhouses before attending a short reception with UK and US former Invictus Games competitors and their family and friends. The Duke will then accompany Invictus Games competitors onto the pitch as they throw out the first pitch, before watching part of the game.

The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women – both serving and veterans. It uses the power of sport and the Invictus Spirit to inspire recovery, support the rehabilitation of wounded injured and sick Servicemen and women and veterans and improve their life beyond injury. Following the London 2014, Orlando 2016, Toronto 2017, and Sydney 2018 Games, The Hague will host the fifth Invictus Games in May 2020. The Invictus Games Foundation manages the process of selecting the hosts of future games and oversees their delivery. The Foundation also seeks to provide competitors past and present with opportunities in all areas of life to help them develop new skills and allow them to engage fully in society.

Major League Baseball is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 member clubs in the U.S. and Canada, representing the highest level of professional baseball. Major League Baseball is the best-attended sport in North America, and since 2004, MLB has enjoyed its best-attended seasons in the history of the game.

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