Second Sponsor Summit in Vienna
To set the wheels in motion together to make the Games in March 2017 as successful as possible - this was the conclusion on the second "Sponsor Summit" in "House of Sport" in Vienna. Representatives of the main sponsors and partners of the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games (Coca-Cola, Audi, Uniqa, Europcar, Graz Airport, Bank Austria, Österreichische Lotterien, Magna, Neuroth, Rotary, AMS AG, ...) as well as employees of Special Olympics International and the media (ESPN, ORF, Kleine Zeitung) tuned in Vienna on the sporty, large social event. They all agreed: The Games for people with intellectual disabilities are a tremendous opportunity and a unique event for all.
The OC team presented its projects, activities and plans for the coming months, but also some sponsors representatives and ambassador Alexander Pointner spoke to the audience. The most successful ski jumping coach ever has become a tireless motor for Special Olympics. As part of the summit Figure Skating Olympic Champion Trixi Schuba was appointed to be ambassador for Special Olympics.