Gallagher has announced a partnership with the Special Olympics to help the sports organisation expand its programs across the world.
The brokerage giant enters into a multi-year partnership as a Platinum Partner of Special Olympics International. As an official sponsor of Special Olympics sport and coach programming, Gallagher will support the movement’s mission to provide coaching and sporting experience to over five million athletes in over 240 local programs around the world, a release said.
“We are thrilled to partner with Gallagher and are grateful for their support for Special Olympics coaches around the globe as they prepare athletes with intellectual disabilities to compete at their best on and off the playing field,” said Special Olympics CEO Mary Davis. “Their generous investment comes with an affinity for our mission of inclusion and an opportunity for our two organisations to learn from each other.”
“Gallagher is proud to partner with Special Olympics and join their movement to promote inclusion, equality and acceptance around the world,” remarked Gallagher chief marketing officer Chris Mead.
Mead added that the Special Olympics’ mission is closely aligned with “The Gallagher Way” tenets of “supporting, believing, acknowledging and respecting the abilities of one another.”
As part of the partnership, Gallagher will also serve as a sponsor for the World Winter Games and the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. In addition, the insurer will show its support for the Law Enforcement Torch Run in select markets.