COSG responded to an appeal by Special Olympics Nigeria to sponsor athletes to the Special Olympics World Games holding in Los Angeles, California USA from 25 July to 2 August, 2015.
The Special Olympics Nigeria provides an opportunity for people with intellectual disabilities to participate and compete in sports, empowering them with the opportunity to become accepted and valued members of their communities. For more than forty-six years, Special Olympics has shown how the common bond of sport fosters more harmonious communities – places in which each person is welcome and contributes to the strength and vibrancy of the whole. The Special Olympics athletes taking part in these Games will compete in an atmosphere of dignity, showing the world the limitless potential of people with intellectual disabilities.
Team Nigeria will be represented by 42 athletes with great opportunity for medals in track and field, aquatics, basketball, badminton, cycling, table-tennis and football.
In furtherance of our Corporate Social Responsibility ideals, COSG donated the sum of =N=2,500,000 (two million, five hundred thousand naira) to the appeal fund.
Here’s praying the athletes come back home with some medals and make Nigeria proud!