July 28, 2023

Russell McVeagh named Official Legal Partner of the Rainbow Games Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland 2024

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Russell McVeagh named Official Legal Partner of the Rainbow Games Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland 2024

Rainbow Games Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland 2024 is thrilled to announce that Russell McVeagh, a leading New Zealand law firm, has been named the Official Legal Partner for the inaugural edition of the multisport Games. This partnership signifies a shared commitment to diversity, inclusion, and the celebration of LGBTQI+ participants and their allies.

The Rainbow Games 2024 is an inclusive sporting event that brings together athletes from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and identities, centred around four core values: Turangawaewae, Manamotuhake, Hauora, and Manaakitanga, which ultimately represent a sense of belonging, a holistic approach to health, and fostering a culture of inclusivity, support, and camaraderie.

Russell McVeagh shares these values wholeheartedly and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that celebrates diversity. As the Official Legal Partner, Russell McVeagh is dedicated to building upon its achievements and continuing to make its environment a welcoming place for all of its people. The firm strongly believes in fostering an atmosphere where individuals can bring their authentic selves to work, contributing to a vibrant and diverse legal community.

“We are excited to come on board as the official legal partner of the Rainbow Games! This is a milestone event for LGBTQI+ communities across Aotearoa, Australia and the Pacific, and a significant event for Tāmaki Makaurau in 2024. We are so proud to be involved from the very start. Promoting inclusivity and wellbeing are important pillars of how we support our people and communities at Russell McVeagh, so the Rainbow Games are a perfect fit for us. We are looking forward to celebrating diversity, culture, and inclusivity in a fun and vibrant atmosphere at the 2024 Games," says Russell McVeagh partner, Will Irving.

"We are thrilled to unveil this partnership as we strive towards a world where all individuals can participate in sports with true freedom and unbounded pride. Crafting a brand-new sporting event is a formidable undertaking and we are delighted to join forces with one of New Zealand's esteemed law firms to curate a memorable and meaningful Rainbow Games experience next April," says Rainbow Games 2024 Event Director, Tom Leonard.

By partnering with the Rainbow Games Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland 2024, Russell McVeagh aims to contribute to the growth and success of the LGBTQI+ community, both on and off the playing field.

The Rainbow Games Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland 2024 will be held from 4-8 April 2024 and will feature 14 sports. For more information, please visit www.RainbowGames.co.nz

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