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KPMG to be an Official Supplier for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 and Sponsor of Global Youth Leadership

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KPMG to be an Official Supplier for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 and Sponsor of Global Youth Leadership Summit

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KPMG to be an Official Supplier for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 and Sponsor of Global Youth Leadership Summit

Dubai, 13 February 2019: KPMG Lower Gulf has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi to become an Official Supplier for the event in 2019. In addition, KPMG Lower Gulf is also an Official Sponsor of the Global Youth Leadership Summit (GYLS), which will run in conjunction with the Games.

KPMG Lower Gulf secured this MoU with the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the World Games 2019 after months of rigorous planning and fundraising efforts. The arrangement reinforces the firm’s growing commitment to support leading international and local events in the Lower Gulf and empowering communities.

The GLYS brings together youth leaders from across the world to learn, share best practices and develop plans to implement the inclusive vision of the Special Olympics movement in their home communities around the world. Youth leaders will convene in Abu Dhabi this year to represent the global Special Olympics movement and launch the next chapter after its 50-year anniversary in 2018. The games will take place from 14 to 21 March, while the GYLS is scheduled to take place from 14 to 18 March.

Nader Haffar, CEO of KPMG Lower Gulf, said: “Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 is the world’s largest sports and humanitarian event of the year and a global movement, which encourages and enables people of immense determination to achieve their goals. It aligns directly with KPMG’s core principles of inclusion, diversity, passion and purpose. We are honored to be associated with such a momentous and meaningful event, and for the opportunity to contribute to making it a life-changing experience for participants and all other stakeholders.”

According to the arrangement, approximately 200 volunteers from KPMG Lower Gulf will work with the Special Olympics team over four days between March 15 and 18, providing on-ground support to athletes during the Games. Under the agreement, KPMG Lower Gulf is also providing professional services to the World Games’ LOC, providing risk consulting and management consulting services in-kind.

Peter Wheeler, CEO at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, said: “We are incredibly grateful to have KPMG Lower Gulf on board. The Global Youth Leadership Summit will be a milestone event, which provides young people from across the world with the skills and resources to help build a more inclusive society. KPMG Lower Gulf’s support of the GYLS along with its consulting services is invaluable in ensuring not only the success of the Games but also in ensuring a legacy is left for People of Determination long after the Closing Ceremony of the Games.” 

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About Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces, Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 is an integral part of local, national and regional plans to expand opportunities for people of determination in line with Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s shared vision of a unified and inclusive society.

Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi will be the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world in 2019. From 14–21 March, over 7,500 athletes and 3,000 coaches, representing more then 190 nations, will participate in 24 officially sanctioned Olympic-style sports in world-class venues throughout Abu Dhabi and Dubai.‫

The first ever Special Olympics World Games to be held in the Middle East and North Africa will also be the most unified Games in the 50-year history of the Special Olympics movement, with inclusion of people of determination with intellectual disabilities in every aspect of the event. 

For more information on Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit abuDhabi2019.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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