SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Special Olympics is an international sports organization that provides opportunities to people with intellectual disabilities to participate in sporting activities. Special Olympics holds competitions where these individuals can show off their athletic abilities.

Supporting the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015

UNIQLO is supporting the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015, from July 25 to August 2, 2015. Along with US $450,000 in financial support, as the official apparel sponsor for Special Olympics Unified Sports® Experience events, UNIQLO will donate a total of 7,000 T-shirts and Polo Shirts to be worn by athletes and volunteer organizers.

Local UNIQLO offices will also provide the official uniforms and training wear for teams representing Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. In addition, more than 100 employees from UNIQLO's parent company Fast Retailing have volunteered to support the event.

  • UNIQLO is an official partner of the Special Olympics Nippon
  • UNIQLO is an official partner of the Special Olympics Nippon.
  • UNIQLO is an official partner of the Special Olympics Nippon.
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UNIQLO is an official partner of the Special Olympics Nippon

Since 2002, UNIQLO has been an official partner of Special Olympics Nippon, the organization’s office in Japan, and provides support by donating uniforms and helping to run sporting events.

A Message from Our Partner, Kayoko Hosokawa, Director of Special Olympics Japan

Support of initiatives to date

2013

  • November 2013 Asia Pacific Games, Newcastle, Australia
    FR supplies athletic wear to the Japanese and Singapore delegation
    donating a total of 420 items including pants, polo shirts and parkas.
  • January 2013 World Winter Games, Pyeongchang, South Korea
    FR supplies athletic wear to the South Korean, Japanese and Singaporean delegations, with FRL Korea, UNIQLO Japan and UNIQLO Singapore donating 3,200, 1,200 and 500 items, respectively.

2012

  • February 2012 National Winter Games, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
    FR donates 3,500 items, including Fleece Parkas and Jackets, for use as uniforms for staff and volunteers. A total of 36 FR employees serve as volunteers, including executives, store staff and employees from headquarters.

2011

  • June 2011 World Summer Games, Athens, Greece
    FR provides official uniforms for the 75-member Japanese delegation, while donating 300 items for the Summer Games, including Dry Easy Short-Sleeve Oxford Shirts, Zip-up Parkas, Striped Crew Neck Long-Sleeve T-shirts and Chino Pants.

2010

  • November 2010 Summer National Games, Osaka, Japan
    FR donates 300 T-shirts, 4,200 parkas for volunteers, while FR Group staff serve as volunteers.

2009

  • February 2009 Winter Games, Idaho, U.S.
    FR donates nine different official uniforms for 87 members of the Japan team, with FR employees serving as volunteers.

2008

  • March 2008 Winter National Games, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan
    FR donates 3,000 uniforms for volunteers, with 50 employees from headquarters and FR Group stores volunteering as event staff.

2007

  • October 2007 Summer World Games, Shanghai, China
    FR donates 122 uniforms to Japanese athletes at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai.
  • February, July 2007 Sporting Experience Caravan, Japan
    FR donates 600 T-shirts for volunteers at the Sporting Experience Caravan in Osaka and Ishikawa Prefectures.

2006

  • November 2006 Summer National Games, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
    FR donates staff uniforms.
  • September 2006 Charity Vending Machines, Japan
    UNIQLO sets up vending machines, with all proceeds used to support the different regional branches of SO Nippon, in employee lounges at 172 UNIQLO stores, in addition to FR's Tokyo headquarters.
  • April 2006 Memorial Hockey Tournament, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
    FR donates T-shirts for volunteers.
  • March, May, June 2006 Sporting Experience Caravan, Japan
    FR donates uniforms for volunteers at the Sporting Experience Caravan in Aichi (March), Miyagi (May), and Tokushima (June) Prefectures, Japan.

2005

  • February 2005 Winter World Games, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
    UNIQLO donates official uniforms for the Japanese team, with 80 UNIQLO employees volunteering their time.

2004

  • January 2004 Winter National Games, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
    FR donates uniforms for volunteers.

2003

  • June 2003 Summer World Games, Ireland
    FR donates official uniforms to the Japanese team.

2003

  • August 2002 Summer National Games, Tokyo, Japan
    FR donates T-shirts, with about 250 UNIQLO executives and employees serving as volunteers.

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