August 2017 will see the 10th National Summer Games take place in Sheffield.  In the region of 2,500 Athletes with intellectual disabilities of all ages and abilities will come together from across the country.  They will be supported over four days of competition by 700 coaches, 600 volunteers and over 6,000 family and friends.

A spectacular Olympic-style Opening Ceremony will kick-off the event at Sheffield United FC, with a closing ceremony at Sheffield Arena.

In order to kick-off the business support for this huge event, Lawrie McMenemy MBE, Honorary President of Special Olympics GB and Karen Wallin, CEO of Special Olympics GB are inviting businesses to a breakfast reception to unveil sponsor and partnership opportunities for the 2017 Special Olympics GB National Summer Games.

The event will take place in the city of Sheffield on 12th November 2015 from 8.00am – 9.30am at Sheffield United Football Club’s Bramall Lane Stadium, Sheffield, S2 4SU. 

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Special Olympics Great Britain’s National Summer Games is the country’s largest multi-sports event for athletes with intellectual disabilities.  As the flagship event, it is held every four years and represents a huge opportunity to showcase the abilities of children and adults with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to compete at a national level, experience the personal achievement this brings, as well as enable them to make friends, travel and socialise.

Sponsors and partners are the lifeblood of any Games and can expect a wealth of unique marketing and CSR benefits to include:

  • branding at Games sports venues and throughout the City
  • national and regional marketing and PR campaigns in the 18 month run up and during the event
  • client hospitality and opportunity to attend the Opening Ceremony, sports and present medals
  • employee volunteering
  • opportunities to meet our athletes and ambassadors

Special Olympics GB (SOGB) uses sport to transform the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) so that they can have the opportunities, health, confidence and friendships to be who they were born to be.  SOGB is not just about sport -integrating health, wellbeing, social inclusion, confidence building and empowerment into all that they do.  SOGB are part of a global movement in 200 countries.  In GB, they serve 8,000 children and adults through a network of 150 sports clubs that provide a year-round training and competition programme.  The work of Special Olympics GB is made possible by a team of 3,000 volunteers.SOGB is non-elite and open to anyone regardless of age or ability.

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