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Press Releases

Press releases from Special Olympics headquarters and region offices.

December 07, 2016

UMe Ushers in Holiday Season with Christmas Compilations Galore and An Official Christmas Playlist

The A Very Special Christmas album that started an international movement is now available back on vinyl. Released 29 years ago in 1987, this album brought together some of the biggest musicians of all time for a holiday album to support the Special Olympics.

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August 04, 2016

OWN Launches Inaugural "SuperSoul 100" List Celebrating 100 Individuals Using Their Power to Move the World Foward

Social OWN Launches Inaugural "SuperSoul 100" List Celebrating 100 Individuals Using Their Power to Move the World Foward This SuperSoul 100 list brings together members that span all ages, ethnic groups, industries, and faiths.

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July 20, 2016

MLS WORKS and ESPN to Host 3rd Annual Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star Soccer Match

Special Olympics Unified Sports soccer players to compete in East vs. West match at Avaya Stadium in celebration of the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game festivities.

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July 14, 2016

Bank of America Expands Support of Special Olympics, Reinforces Commitment to Inclusion

Bank of America will support Special Olympics athlete leadership initiatives, Special Olympics USA and the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle.

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June 27, 2016

Special Olympics and WWE® Announce International Partnership

Special Olympics and WWE today announced an international partnership to help create change through sports.

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June 21, 2016

Special Olympics Receives Up to $22.5 Million from the CDC to Build Inclusive Health Programming

Special Olympics announced today that it will receive up to $22.5 million from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over the course of the next 5 years, including $4.5 million in 2016-17.

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June 03, 2016

Special Olympics Wins Accolades for Cause Campaign Building a Better World

Special Olympics was honored with three Cause Marketing Halo Awards at the 14th Annual Cause Marketing Forum Conference on June 2 in Chicago.

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May 23, 2016

MetLife Partners with Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity to Launch First EMEA Community Service Week

MetLife announces partnerships with Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity that will provide employees across its Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) markets with the opportunity to volunteer in community projects.

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May 18, 2016

ESPN and Special Olympics Reach New Programming and Unified Sports® Sponsorship Agreements

ESPN’s Global Presenting Sponsorship of Special Olympics Unified Sports® has been renewed and expanded. ESPN will be the Official Media Partner through 2019 including Special Olympic World Games and Special Olympics USA Games, plus deliver additional year-round coverage and content.

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May 12, 2016

Seattle to Host 2018 USA Games; Most Significant Sporting Event to Come to Seattle since 1990 Goodwill Games

Seattle to Host 2018 USA Games Social Seattle to Host 2018 USA Games; Most Significant Sporting Event to Come to Seattle since 1990 Goodwill Games Special Olympics announced today that Seattle, Washington has been selected to host the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, the national games fo

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