Proton Cars Australia Partners with Special Olympics Australia
SYDNEY – Oct 1, 2013: PROTON Cars Australia is pleased to announce its partnership with Special Olympics Australia.
As part of the global movement, Special Olympics Australia commenced providing opportunities through sport for people with intellectual disabilities in 1976.
Today, weekly training programs throughout Australia, support over 6000 athletes with an intellectual disability. These weekly training programs create a pathway to representing at regional, state, national, or international level at an event like the Asia-Pacific Games.
The range of sports offered includes aquatics, athletics, basketball, bocce, cricket, equestrian, soccer, golf, gymnastics, softball, tennis and tenpin bowling.
PROTON Cars Australia, a Silver Partner with Special Olympics Australia, has provided two of its latest model vehicles, the four-door Prevé GX sedan. These vehicles will assist key Special Olympics people to undertake their important work in the community.
Announcing this valuable partnership Billy Falconer, General Manager Sales & Marketing – PROTON Cars Australia said: “We are delighted to partner with Special Olympics Australia; a wonderful organisation that is fulfilling the dreams of many Australian and international athletes, with the staging of the inaugural Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games in December this year”.
“The partnership with PROTON Cars Australia will enable us to create greater awareness of our programs as the vehicles move about in the community.
“Our aim is to grow and reach out to more people with an intellectual disability offering them the many benefits that well-organised sports programs provide said Rex Langthorne AM, Special Olympics Australia Chief Executive Officer.