UNIQLO announces a donation of clothing to athletes competing at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang to be held January 29 through February 5, in PyeongChang and Gangneung, South Korea. UNIQLO operations in Japan, South Korea and Singapore are supplying full sets of specially designed winter clothing to the athletes representing their respective countries.
UNIQLO will provide a total of around 4,900 items of clothing featuring each team's official logos for Special Olympics athletes. Within this total, UNIQLO Japan will supply some 1,200 items, UNIQLO South Korea, 3,200, and UNIQLO Singapore, 500, to their respective national teams.
Since 2002, UNIQLO has supported Special Olympics Nippon by providing apparel to athletes and sending employees to assist at events as volunteers. UNIQLO's support of the 2013 world winter games is a natural extension of its long-term commitment to the Special Olympics movement.
The Special Olympics is an international sports organization that provides opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to train and compete year-round.
The 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang
Date: January 29 through February 5, 2013
Place: PyeongChang and Gangneung, South Korea
Participants: Approximately 14,900 people from 120 countries including 3,300 athletes, coaches and officials, as well as volunteers and accompanying family members.
Sports : Alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, short-track speed skating, figure skating and floor hockey.
Outline of UNIQLO Support for Athletes at the Special Olympics World Winter Games
UNIQLO Co., Ltd. supplies 1,200 items for the Japanese national team
FRL Korea Co., Ltd. provides 3,200 items to the South Korean national team
UNIQLO (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. supplies 500 items to the Singaporean national team
Donated clothing: UNIQLO winter wear with designs featuring each team's respective official logos.
Set of Items UNIQLO is Supplying to the Japanese National Team
•Airtech Down Jackets
•Fleece Full Zip Long Sleeve Jackets
•Soft Touch Striped Turtleneck Long Sleeve T-shirts
•HEATTECH Fleece Mock Neck Long Sleeve T-shirts
•HEATTECH Crew Neck 9/10-Sleeve T-shirts
•HEATTECH Fleece Printed Neck Warmers
•Warm Easy Cargo Pants
•HEATTECH Pile Socks (2-pairs)
•Printed Fleece Gloves
•HEATTECH Long Johns