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OIA Global and Special Olympics Oregon Announce Partnership

(Portland, OR) - OIA is honored to support an organization and its sports programs that contribute so much to the state of Oregon.

17 April 2017

Special Olympics Oregon logo.

OIA Global, a leading worldwide logistics and packaging provider, announced its philanthropic support of Special Olympics Oregon. OIA now provides logistics and warehousing services to support Special Olympics Oregon events.

B.J. Mealy, Director of Sports for Special Olympics Oregon stated, “When we lost our existing storage facility due to a redevelopment project, OIA Global stepped in within days to store seasonal equipment for our golf, track and field, soccer and Nike Youth Games events.” Special Olympics Oregon needed to support its sports programs throughout the year while ensuring safety, quality control and security for its equipment. Of critical importance was flexibility for pick-up and inventory management as events occur throughout the year.

“Our affiliation with Special Olympics Oregon is a key component of OIA Global’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative,” stated Dante Fornari, EVP of Global Logistics. “It is quite an honor to support an organization that contributes so much to our citizens here in Oregon,” Fornari noted. Margie Hunt, CEO of Special Olympics Oregon also recognized the importance of good corporate citizenship and acknowledged OIA Global for its outreach and contributions. “OIA Global is a unique and important corporate supporter of Special Olympics Oregon, and we are very grateful for our partnership,” Hunt said.

About Special Olympics Oregon

Special Olympics Oregon serves more than 13,000 participants each year with intellectual disabilities, serving the largest disability population in the state. Every day, every month and every year, our programs and services provide our constituents with immense opportunities in life, yet nearly 100,000 individuals could still benefit from participating in Special Olympics Oregon programs. Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization incorporated in the state of Oregon to provide sports training and athletic competition for persons with mental disabilities. SOOR is accredited by Special Olympics, Inc. (SOI) and responsible for following the policies and rules established by SOI in the delivery of services in Oregon.

Special Olympics Oregon Media Contact

Chad Carter
Sr. Director of Marketing & Communications
T: 503.248.0600, Ext. 137
E: ccarter@soor.com