Global partnership means support for the Special Olympics, as well as the Special Olympics Unified Sports.
The Toyota Motor Corporation has entered into an agreement with Special Olympics International to become a Global Partner. The announcement was marked by a signing ceremony at the Tokyo office of Toyota, attended by Special Olympics Chairman Timothy Shriver, Toyota President Akio Toyoda, Special Olympics Nippon President and CEO Yuko Arimori and athletes and families participating in Special Olympics.
In addition to the Global Partnership with Special Olympics, Toyota has agreed to support Special Olympics Unified Sports which joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.
“We would like to thank everyone involved in Special Olympics, including Chairman Timothy Shriver, for accepting Toyota as a Global Partner,” said Toyota President, Akio Toyoda. “From my own experience playing sports in my school days, I believe in the power of sports where people with various characters can come together and compete for the same goal… Working together with the athletes, we would like to contribute to building recognition of the appeal of Special Olympics to as many people as possible.”