Exclusive: Special Olympics GB Looks for New Lead Sponsor after National Grid Restructures Deal

By Community | October 23, 2014

Special Olympics Great Britain, ed the country’s largest disability sports charity, is in search of a new lead sponsor.

National Grid, who have been the charity’s Premier Partner since 2007, are re-aligning their sponsorship strategy with Special Olympics GB to become a second tier sponsor.

National Grid’s programme has exceeded all expectations. More than 600 of the company’s employees have volunteered their time to support the charity. Plus, 78% of volunteers feel that the Special Olympics GB volunteer programme makes National Grid a better place to work and 100% feel inclined to support future Special Olympics events, based on a National Grid internal survey.

Special Olympics GB is gearing up for another high-profile year with a team of over 100 athletes heading to Los Angeles next year for the World Games – hosted by Games Honorary Chair President Barack Obama and the First Lady.

There are currently 150 Special Olympics clubs across Great Britain, run by more than 4,000 volunteers who support the 8,000 athletes benefitting from our ongoing sports training and competition programme.

Special Olympics has a plan to grow the number of athletes they can support from 8,000 to 15,000 by 2017.

For further information please contact Chris Hull at chris.hull@sogb.org.uk