6th August 2018
Special Olympics GB is delighted to have the SOS Group as an official supporter of our 40th Anniversary Games - which start next week and are being delivered by Special Olympics Scotland.
SOS Group will be offering their great service and support in the Digital Office Equipment areas for the success of the forthcoming Special Olympics GB 40th Anniversary Games.
Andrew Skelton, Director of SOS Group Ltd, said: “We’re thrilled to once again support Special Olympics GB.
“As a company, we’re adept at providing copy and print services at major events like this and we were very proud to be involved in last year’s Special Olympics National Games in Sheffield.
“We’re always keen to support this wonderful organisation and look forward to working with the inspirational athletes and the team who work so hard behind the scenes.”
Laura Smith, Special Olympics GB board member and leader of The Anniversary Games, said: “We are delighted to have the support of SOS Group Ltd once again to support another major Special Olympics GB event. We thank them for the copy and print services they will be providing over the coming week during the Anniversary Games.”
Special Olympics GB’s Anniversary Games will celebrate 40 years of competition and training for athletes with intellectual (learning) disabilities in England, Scotland and Wales.
The event will also pay tribute to 50 years of Special Olympics – founded in 1968 in the USA by Eunice Kennedy Shriver – sister of President John F Kennedy.
The SOGB 40th Anniversary Games will be hosted by Special Olympics Scotland in Stirling and is being supported by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate.
The Games are expected to welcome over 1,400 Special Olympics athletes with intellectual (learning) disabilities, plus officials and also attract over 4,000 spectators from the UK and also across the World.
Special Olympics athletes are competing in ten sports, including boccia, badminton, indoor bowls, cycling, football, golf, table tennis, swimming, MATP and athletics.
The events will take place at the University of Stirling, whilst golf and indoor bowls will be held at Callander Golf Club and Stirling Indoor Bowling Club respectively.
The games will include an Olympic style opening ceremony which we will celebrate the culture of Special Olympics GB and also the Games host country of Scotland, with a superb line up of entertainment.
Tickets are now on sale on the website - www.SpecialOlympicsScotland40.com
Special Olympics GB 40th Anniversary Games - Stirling 2018
Timetable Special Olympics GB 40th Anniversary Games
Thursday 9th August - Arrival / Opening Ceremony
7.00 pm - 9.30 pm - Opening Ceremony at Stirling Albion FC’s Forthbank Stadium
Friday 10th August
Divisioning & Sports Competition - Day 1
Saturday 11th August
Sports Competition - Day 2
Sunday 12th August
Competition & Closing Ceremony - Day 3
7.00 pm - 9.30 pm - Closing Ceremony on Campus
Monday 13th August
Special Olympics athletes, coaches and teams depart