ESPN has served as the Global Presenting Sponsor of Special Olympics Unified Sports since2013
, supporting the growth and expansion of this program that
empowers individuals with and without intellectual disabilities to
engage through the power of sports.
ESPN committed to help provide
support and resources on the road to Special Olympics' goal of
doubling the number of participants in inclusive sports. At
that time just over 500,000 global participants participated in
Unified Sports. Thanks to recent growth and awareness, now over
600,000 Special Olympics athletes and over 650,000 of their
teammates have registered to participate in Unified Sports
With more than 1.2 million global
participants, ESPN recently committed
to continue and expand their more
than 30-year commitment to Special Olympics.