We’re thrilled to celebrate our 40-year partnership with Special Olympics, having been a founding partner since the organisation was launched in Great Britain back in 1978. Here’s how we’ve worked together and how volunteering makes such a huge difference...

Special Olympics works with people of all ages with an intellectual disability. Its programme of year-round sports training and competition is designed to help improve self-esteem, develop friendships and enhance wellbeing.

A valuable partnership

Encouraging an inclusive and diverse community is a top priority for us at Coca-Cola, as is the work Special Olympics does with local communities – so working with Special Olympics GB has been a natural fit and a much-valued partnership.

Welcoming athletes to the Coca-Cola system

As part of this partnership, we recently welcomed athletes from across the country through our doors, to experience a day at one of our factories and customer centres. During the visit, athletes were able to meet with teams from around the business and see how some of the nation’s favourite drinks are produced.

The power of volunteering

Find out more about Special Olympics and how volunteering makes a huge difference to people’s lives.

Anniversary Games

Later this week, the city of Stirling in central Scotland will also welcome 1,400 athletes from across Great Britain and international programmes to take part in Special Olympics’ Anniversary Games – three days of competition across nine different sports including badminton, boccia, table tennis and athletics.

Volunteers from across the Coca-Cola network will be attending the Games in Stirling to support the athletes as they help make the Games even bigger and better than ever.

Would you like to get involved? Find out how you can volunteer with Special Olympics.