Special Olympics GB National Games - invitation to 12 November breakfast reception

14th October 2015

Lawrie McMenemy MBE, Honorary President & Karen Wallin, CEO of Special Olympics GB cordially invite you to a breakfast reception to unveil sponsor & partnership opportunities for the 2017 Special Olympics GB National Summer Games, Sheffield on 12th November 2015 8am-9.

30am. Sheffield United Football Club Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4SU 8.00am Arrivals/Breakfast 8.30am - 9.30am Presentation and opportunity to meet Special Olympics GB athletes & special guests RSVP by 30th October 2015 to Jessica.pointon@sogb.org.uk 2500 athletes 700 coaches 600 volunteers 30000 spectators 5 days #1bigsmile www.specialolympicsgb.org.uk Registered Charity Number: 800329 Special Olympics Great Britain's National Summer Games is the country's largest multi-sports event for athletes with intellectual disabilities. As our flagship event, it is held every 4 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. Between 7th -11th August 2017, the 10th National Summer Games will take place in the City of Sheffield across a number of sporting venues. 2500 athletes with intellectual disabilities of all ages/abilities will come together from across the country. They will be supported over 4 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. Our 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 & 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 and opportunities to meet our athletes and ambassadors. Special Olympics GB 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. We're not just about sport - we integrate health, wellbeing, social inclusion, confidence building and empowerment into all that we do. We are part of a global movement in 200 countries. In GB, we serve 8000 children and adults through our network of 150 sports clubs that provide a year-round training and competition programme. Our work is made possible by a team of 3000 volunteers. We are non-elite and open to anyone regardless of age or ability.

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