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2018 Special Olympics USA Games Adds Support from New Partners

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Accenture, Baden Sports, F5, Holland America Line, Lyft, Nordstrom,
REI, T-Mobile, Tommy Hilfiger, Walmart and The Walt Disney Company
Latest Partners to Support 2018 USA Games in Seattle

The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games (SpecialOlympicsUSAGames.com)
announced today new additions to its team of corporate partners. More
than 4,000 Special Olympics athletes and coaches, along with tens of
thousands of family members, volunteers and spectators, will gather in
Seattle from July 1-6 for a week of special events and competition in 14
team and individual sports.

"The 2018 USA Games will be one of the largest and most significant
events in the history of Seattle and its success will be due in part to
the support of our corporate partners and our shared commitment to
furthering the ideals of inclusion," said Beth Knox, President and CEO
of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. "With less than a month to go
until the Opening Ceremony, these new corporate partners are helping us
reach our fundraising goal while engaging their employees in a
meaningful way."

The newest partners to pledge their support for the 2018 Special
Olympics USA Games are:

  • Accenture, a leading global professional services company, is
    using its technology expertise to enhance functionality for the USA
    Games website, and to improve fan engagement with the website on
    mobile devices. Accenture is also the Official Sponsor of Gymnastics
    and a Presenting Sponsor of the Future of Inclusion Forum on Monday,
    July 2.
  • Baden Sports is an Official Partner of the 2018 USA Games and
    will provide customized competition balls for use in basketball,
    bocce, flag football, softball, soccer and volleyball.
  • F5, a leading provider of application delivery services, is
    also a Presenting Sponsor of the Future of Inclusion Forum.
  • Holland America Line is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 USA
    Games Art Murals. Under the guidance of Seattle artist Catherine
    Mayer, Special Olympics athletes have created six murals which will be
    displayed across Greater Seattle throughout the month of June before
    they are displayed at the USA Games.
  • Lyft is an Official Partner of the 2018 USA Games and will
    provide convenient and discounted transportation for the athletes,
    coaches and families attending the USA Games. Lyft riders can use
    discount code "USAGAMES" for 20% off two rides to any USA Games events
    and competitions.
  • Nordstrom is the Presenting Sponsor of the Special Olympics
    Young Athletes Festival at the 2018 USA Games. Geared to all children
    ages 2 to 7, with and without intellectual disabilities, the Young
    Athletes Festival will introduce the next generation of Special
    Olympics athletes to basic sports skills while showing them first-hand
    the value of inclusion.
  • REI is the Official Sponsor of Stand Up Paddle Board for the
    2018 USA Games.
  • T-Mobile is a Sponsor of Soccer and has established a
    text-to-give program in support of the 2018 USA Games. Wireless users
    can donate $10 to the USA Games by texting "USAGames" to 20222. The
    charge will appear on their next carrier bill (message and data rates
    may apply).
  • Tommy Hilfiger is an Official Partner of the 2018 USA Games.
    Throughout the week, the company will showcase its new line of
    clothing, "Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive," which is a lifestyle collection
    for adults and children incorporating inclusive design solutions that
    make getting dressed easy.
  • Walmart is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 USA Games Family
    Program.
  • The Walt Disney Company is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2018
    USA Games Volunteer Program.

In addition, executives from The Walt Disney Company and Holland America
Line, will compete alongside other executives, celebrities and Special
Olympics athletes in the ESPN
| Special Olympics Unified Sports Challenge
on Sunday,
July 1.

For a complete list of partners for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games,
please visit specialolympicsusagames.org/partners.

About the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will be held in Seattle, Washington
July 1-6, 2018. More than 4,000 participants representing all 50 states
and the District of Columbia, along with the support of tens of
thousands of volunteers and spectators, will compete in 14 Olympic-type
team and individual sports. The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will
celebrate the Special Olympics movement and its 50th anniversary;
promote the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sport; and
showcase athletes from throughout the U.S. and the abilities of people
with intellectual disabilities. The 2018 USA Games will also highlight
Special Olympics' work in sport, education, health and
community-building.

For more information on the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, please
visit SpecialOlympicsUSAGames.org
and follow on Facebook (@SpecialOlympicsUSAGames),
Twitter (@2018USAGames)
and Instagram (@SpecialOlympicsUSAGames).

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