The Special Olympics and WWE have announced a multi-year extension of their global partnership. WWE will continue to support Special Olympics Unified Sports, which brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team so they can train and play together, creating a path to friendship and understanding.
The multi-year extension also includes support as a Gold Partner for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, FL. The sport of Powerlifting will also be presented by WWE at the 2022 USA Games.
“WWE has been an incredible Global partner to our movement over the past 5 years and we are so excited to announce that we will continue our collective impact for years to come both domestically and around the world,” said Special Olympics CEO Mary Davis. Davis added “When we think of how our partners have stepped up during this difficult time, WWE comes to mind. Not only are they supporting us financially, but they continue to help us find innovative ways to reach our athletes for example, through the launch of our online fitness series School of Strength, and talent engagement for our first-ever Gaming for Inclusion event. WWE also supported countless virtual engagements with Superstars that lifted up our athletes’ spirits while in-person activities were cancelled.”
“WWE’s bond with Special Olympics has become one of the most fulfilling partnerships in our company’s history,” said WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon. “The determination of Special Olympics athletes to consistently persevere in life is truly an inspiration, and we look forward to supporting their mission for years to come.”