Saccone and Speed sponsored a welcome Home Reception for the athletes returning from the World Games in Greece., on 3rd August, at the Customs Clubhouse.. It was well attended but all of our generous sponsors were unable to attend. Special Olympics Gibraltar, on behalf of the athletes thank everyone, who helped make this trip possible, helping to promote inclusion and acceptance in our society.
Our National Games were held on the 25th, 26th May in preparation for competition in Athens. Due to the proximity of these World Games, we were without visitors this year but the athletes, and the rest of us, enjoyed the Games in a more personal way which we all appreciated.
The Opening Ceremony, Aquatics and Athletics kept us entertained and ended with the ever popular family BBQ.
Team Gibraltar flew out on Saturday morning, 18th June on their excited and happy way to the World Summer Games in Athens, Greece. A 40 strong contingent, the highest number ever to attend Games were sent on their way by the Minister for Sports and Leisure, the Hon Edwin Reyes. Gibraltar’s participation at these Games will be a special and proud moment for our Athletes families and friends, and this in reality means everyone back home on the Rock.
The goal of Special Olympics is to bring all persons with intellectual disabilities into the larger society under conditions wherby they are accepted, respected and given the chance to become productive citizens, thereby celebrating the similarities we all share.
coca-cola-logoCoca- Cola has been the main sponsor of Special Olympics Gibraltar since 1984 and in the words of Group Managing Director Denis Lafferty to a group of visiting athletes last year; "You are the most important and treasured sponsorship in this company". This sponsorship has earned Coca- Cola a Gold Sponsorship Award for their continued support of Special Olympics Gibraltar.