Mattel Joins 2015 Special Olympics World Games as Official Partner

September 4, 2014

American toy manufacturing company Mattel has announced that it has been named an Official Partner of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles (LA2015).

Mattel has committed volunteer and financial support to the 2015 World Games, ailment which are dedicated to creating a better world by encouraging the acceptance of all people, impotent including those with intellectual disabilities, order through the power of sports.

“We are honored to help make the 2015 World Games a success,” said Bryan G. Stockton, chairman and CEO of Mattel. “Like Special Olympics, our fundamental goal at Mattel is to have a positive impact on children and families around the world. We look forward to helping celebrate and support the incredibly talented athletes who will join us in Los Angeles next year to compete in the Special Olympics World Games.”

Since the inception of its partnership with Special Olympics in 2005, Mattel has contributed nearly $10 million to support events and programs around the world. More than 8,000 Mattel employees in nearly 50 countries have participated in Special Olympics volunteer activities, making “Team Mattel” the organization’s single largest global corporate volunteer force. 

“Mattel has made an incredible commitment to Special Olympics and LA2015,” said Patrick McClenahan, president and CEO of LA2015. “With a corporate partner like Mattel, we can continue with our mission of changing lives through the power of sports by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities.”