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Invictus Games Service Dogs Have Doggone Good Day with Mickey Mouse and Pluto at Walt Disney World Resort

(May 12, 2016): Ahead of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 closing ceremony, Mickey Mouse and Pluto celebrate service dogs and competitors, (L-R) Leonard Anderson with Azza, August O’Niell with Kai (USA), Luc Martin with Trail, Christine Gauthier with Battak (Canada), Jon Flint with Jester (Great Britain), Stefan LeRoy with Knoxville and Brett Parks with Freedom (USA), Thursday, May 12, 2016, 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)

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.

The Invictus Games concludes tonight 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 is being televised live on ESPN2.

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.

(May 12, 2016): Ahead of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 closing ceremony, Mickey Mouse and Pluto celebrate service dogs and competitors, (L-R) Leonard Anderson with Azza, August O’Niell with Kai (USA), Luc Martin with Trail, Christine Gauthier with Battak (Canada), Jon Flint with Jester (Great Britain), Stefan LeRoy with Knoxville and Brett Parks with Freedom (USA), Thursday, May 12, 2016, 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)

(May 12, 2016): Ahead of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 closing ceremony, Mickey Mouse and Pluto celebrate service dogs and competitors, (L-R) Leonard Anderson with Azza, August O’Niell with Kai (USA), Luc Martin with Trail, Christine Gauthier with Battak (Canada), Jon Flint with Jester (Great Britain), Stefan LeRoy with Knoxville and Brett Parks with Freedom (USA), Thursday, May 12, 2016, 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)

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