The board of directors of Special Olympics Nigeria has lauded Coca-Cola Nigeria for adopting the Unified Soccer Initiative that brings together an equal number of athletes with intellectual disabilities and other players to train and play as a team.
Victor Gbolade Osibodu, Chairman, Special Olympics Nigeria Board of Directors, who was represented by the Board’s Commun-ications and Publicity Committee Chairman, Mr Udeme Ufot made this commendation at a press briefing to announce the 2014 Special Olympics Nigeria National Games slated to hold at the University of Lagos Sports Complex, Akoka from August 10 – 13, 2014.
“Coca-Cola’s adoption of the Unified Soccer Initiative resonates with the 2014 National Games theme ’Together We Can‘, which aims to provide another level of challenge for higher ability athletes and promote equality and inclusion through the medium of sports”, said Mr Osibodu.
He described Coca-Cola as a “sponsor emeritus” of Special Olympics Nigeria and thanked the company for its steadfast support which has grown in scope over the years.
Speaking at the event, Clem Ugorji, Public Affairs & Communications Manager for Coca-Cola Nigeria said that as a founding partner of the Special Olympics in 1968, his company is proud to continue to support the vision to give people with intellectual disability the opportunity to develop their skills, demonstrate courage and experience the shared joy of participating in sports.