Special Olympics Hellas and the Attica Group have signed a three-year deal to boost inclusion programs via sports. Attica Group now serves as the official gold sponsor of Special Olympics Hellas, offering funding for related programs in 2024, 2025, and 2026.

The sponsorship targets increased participation in Special Olympics Hellas programs on Greek islands. Strengthening these programs will address key needs, including adding new sports, training PE teachers in Special Olympics rules, collaborating with local sports clubs, raising community awareness, enhancing the volunteer program, and supporting ongoing Special Olympics initiatives.

The program will involve 10 Primary and Secondary General and Special Education Schools from the islands of the Cyclades (Syros, Naxos, Paros, Santorini), and 8 Primary General and Special Education Schools from the islands of the Northern Aegean (Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Limnos), with the participation of 260 students and 30 educators.

Special Olympics Hellas President, Ambassador Dionysios Kodelas, thanked the Attica Group for their generous donation, stating that it would significantly support the organization’s expansion across Greece, particularly in the islands, promoting their vision of a society that embraces inclusivity and compassion.

Furthermore, the Attica Group’s gold sponsorship will greatly support Special Olympics International’s “Play Unified: Learn Unified” program. Operating in 21 countries, this innovative educational initiative enables all students to engage in sports together, fostering genuine inclusion.