Toyota

Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 Unified Cup and Global Unified Sports Partner

Overview

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TOYOTA became a global partner of Special Olympics in 2017 to build upon their long history of support at the state and national levels. 

TOYOTA has been a sponsor of Special Olympics Southern California for nearly 30 years, supported the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, and became a national partner of Special Olympics Nippon (Japan) in 2016.

Group shot of Mr. Akio Toyota, Chairman Tim Shriver, and a group of SO Nippon athletes.
Group shot of Mr. Akio Toyoda, Chairman Tim Shriver, and athletes from SO Nippon at the official singing of the partnership between Toyota and Special Olympics.

Unified Sports

TOYOTA will support Unified Sports activities related to Special Olympics primarily in Japan and the United States. Funds for this programmatic initiative will support grant markets served by Special Olympics Nippon, Special Olympics Kentucky, Special Olympics Michigan, and Special Olympics Texas. Unified Sports strategically aligns with TOYOTA’s values of diversity and inclusion and the goal of combining people of all cultures, backgrounds, and abilities for their vision of building an inclusive world.
Special Olympics Board of Directors Dikembe Mutombo playing Unified Basketball with SO Nippon athletes.
Special Olympics Board of Directors Dikembe Mutombo playing Unified Basketball with SO Nippon athletes. 
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Chairman Tim Shriver and Board of Directors Dikembe Mutombo awarded jerseys at Toyota's Special Olympics Day. 

2018 Unified Cup

TOYOTA will be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 Special Olympics Unified Cup in Chicago. The Unified Football Cup will focus the world’s attention on the power of sport to transform lives and open minds while providing a global stage from which to promote acceptance for all people, with and without disabilities, and this event will showcase TOYOTA’s commitment to Special Olympics for the 50th Anniversary and beyond.
Image of Mrs. Toyota with World Games 2017 athlete Takeshi Hashimoto and the rest of the SO Nippon fan club.
Image from World Games 2017 of athlete Takeshi Hashimoto and the rest of the SO Nippon fan club in Schladming, Austria.