Stagecoach to deliver transport for 2017 summer Special Olympics

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Special Olympics GB has announced a new partnership with Stagecoach for its National Games in Sheffield later this year.

The operator will become a Games Partner and provide daily transport for around 3,000 competitors and their sports coaches between their event accommodation and the 13 sports venues during the games, which are taking place in Sheffield between August 7 and 12, 2017.

Held every four years, the flagship Special Olympics GB National Summer Games is the country’s largest multi-sports event for athletes with intellectual (learning) disabilities.

This National Summer Games – the 10th in the history of Special Olympics GB – will see athletes compete in 20 sports.

John Young, Commercial Director of Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: “We’re really proud to be supporting the 2017 Special Olympics GB National Games.

“To help make travel easier for the regional delegations, we will be providing dedicated transport across all four days of the event. This will include up to 35 buses to and from the various local sports venues and accommodation.

“This is a really important event for Sheffield and will help put the city on the map. There are so many fantastic facilities in the area and the games will shine a light on everything the area has to offer.”

Karen Wallin, CEO of Special Olympics GB, commented: “We are delighted and so grateful for this support from Stagecoach.

“They will be making sure all participants have a fabulous experience during the games in Sheffield by ensuring safe and prompt travel.”