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Why Partner with Special Olympics?

Special Olympics Ireland transforms lives by providing sport, leadership and health programmes to 7,895 active athletes with an intellectual disability all across the island of Ireland.

Special Olympics is about all moments both big and small, from clubs to sporting events, as well as Ireland Games and World Games.

The real benefit to athletes comes from grassroots participation, their weekly training in sport and the sense of belonging to a team and club. Currently we have 294 clubs around the country. Our wish is to increase our reach and offer all people with an intellectual disability the opportunity to be a part of our sports programme.    

Come Join Our Team!

Partnering with Special Olympics is a “win, win” opportunity as we are a trusted organisation working within communities for over 40 years. We offer corporate sponsorship packages with benefits such as positive PR and branding experiences, corporate team building, workplace fundraising and staff volunteering.

Special Olympics Corporate Partnerships are individually designed to best meet a company’s needs and you will benefit from a dedicated account manager assigned to enact the terms of your sponsorship agreement.

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Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Core Sports Programme
  • Regional Sponsorship
  • Ireland Games
  • Summer & Winter World Games
  • Beyond Sport Programmes e.g. Healthy Athlete and Athlete Leadership
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Positive PR & Branding Opportunities

Strengthen brand value, build strong customer loyalty and promote business goals while helping us deliver our mission. Special Olympics has the power to provide community and global visibility and can offer many opportunities for involvement. 

Major Upcoming Events:

  • 2020 Ireland Winter Games, Northern Ireland
  • 2021 Special Olympics World Winter Games
  • 2022 Ireland Summer Games
  • 2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games, Berlin
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Staff Volunteering

Volunteering is at the heart of the Special Olympics ethos and thanks to our dedicated volunteers we can fulfill our mission.

Our sports programme operates across Ireland so we are in a unique position to offer employee volunteering opportunities at a location near your office. These can range from one or two day local events to Ireland and World Games. Whether you are a small company or large organisation we have volunteer opportunities to suit.

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Workplace Fundraising

Partnering with Special Olympics offers exciting employee engagement experiences. Working together to organise and take part in fundraising events boosts team spirit, generates goodwill and raises much needed funds for the Special Olympics community.

Ask about our calendar of events or support for your own in-house fundraiser such as a coffee morning, table quiz or a fun run.

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Corporate Team Building

Would your company like to enjoy team building experience and also achieve your Corporate Social Responsibility goals?

Host your team building event as a mini sports day on the Sport Ireland Campus. Benefit from a day of activity and Olympic-style sports in top class facilities. This is a fun way of making a valuable contribution to the Special Olympics Programme while offering a unique team experience.

We can tailor the event to your needs and provide catering and conference space if required. For more information on your bespoke package please see our “Corporate Team Building ” brochure.

Who can I contact?

To discuss building a successful partnership for your company please contact our Corporate Account Manager
Gemma Nolan
  
M: +353 85 856 6885  
E:   gemma.nolan@specialolympics.ie