20th July 2018
Special Olympics Scotland is delighted to announce that transport group Stagecoach will be a key sponsor of the Special Olympics GB’s 40 Anniversary Games in Stirling in August 2018.
Stagecoach will be a driving force and starting the ignition on the Games by providing all transport for the athletes at the Special Olympics GB Anniversary Games – hosted by Special Olympics Scotland.
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 the Special Olympics global movement – 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.
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.
Competitors range across age groups, 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
Stagecoach Group Chief Executive Martin Griffiths said: “We are delighted to be able to support this event by providing the transport for nearly 1,500 athletes during the fantastic Special Olympics GB’s 40th Anniversary Games in Stirling. We wish everyone taking part the best of luck."
Special Olympics GB 40th Anniversary Games - Stirling 2018
Timetable Special Olympics GB 40th Anniversary Games
Thursday 9th August 2018 - 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 - Day 3
7.00 pm - 9.30 pm - Closing Ceremony
Monday 13th August
Special Olympics athletes, coaches and teams depart