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Corporate Social Responsibility: Special Olympics Belgium

Over and above our business purpose, we want to act on our responsibility to society. This is why we have chosen to become one of the structural partners of Special Olympics Belgium (SOB) ASBL/VZW.  This initiative, its values and objectives are close to our heart. We are convinced that when we ‘Play Unified’ with them, we can make a significant difference and consider it an opportunity for KOAN’s staff and lawyers to dedicate some time to a worthwhile community cause.  We are confident that KOAN can contribute to SOB’s growth and to the well being of all SOB athletes, their families and friends.


Information on Special Olympics:

SOB international is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 5.3 million athletes and Unified Sports partners in nearly 170 countries, Belgium being one of them. It was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968, and is recognized by the International Olympic Committee. Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. The SOB athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment -- on the playing field and in life. They also inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential.


The Belgian Branch of SOB, has recently set-up a broad media campaign ‘Play Unified’, including competitions between the SOB athletes and famous athletes such as Kevin De Bruyne, de Red Devils , Pieter Timmers, Kim Clysters, De Borlee’s (http://www.special-olympics.be/nl/play-unified/ ).


For more information on SOB Belgium, please consult the website of SOB (http://www.special-olympics.be/).