Special Olympics and The Coca Cola Company Extend Global Partnership Through 2031

By Staff Writer Atlanta Trend
  • Jun 28, 2024

Special Olympics, Inc. and The Coca Cola Company have extened their long-standing global partnership by eight years.


This is the longest-ever renewal in the partnership’s history. The partnership runs through 2031 and is a testament to the Coca Cola system’s belief in the mission of Special Olympics to showcase the limitless potential of individuals with intellectual disabilities and celebrate the unifying and transformative power of sport. The Coca Cola Company is a founding partner, dating to the inception of Special Olympics in 1968. 


"We are honored and grateful to continue our long-standing partnership with Coca Cola to create an inclusive world for everyone,” said Mary Davis, Chief Executive Officer, Special Olympics. “As our founding partner and global sponsor for the past 56 years, Coca Cola has helped us transform the lives of one of the most marginalized populations of people across the globe – those with intellectual disabilities. Coca Cola has been an agent of change for inclusion in creating experiences and opportunities for our millions of athletes, coaches and volunteers, forever changing the way the world views inclusion.” 


Coca Cola supports Special Olympics programs, athletes and events around the world through monetary and in-kind donations, volunteer support and awareness-driving marketing initiatives. 


"Special Olympics, much like Coca Cola, helps bring people together through sports, inclusivity and celebration,” said James Quincey, Chairman and CEO of The Coca Cola Company and member of Special Olympics Board of Directors. “We’re proud to continue supporting this important organization, while cheering on every athlete courageously pursuing their dreams.”