Port-au-Prince, Haiti – Monday, June 12, 2023: Digicel is proud to announce its support for the Haitian delegation at the Special Olympics World Games, which will take place from June 17 to 25 in Berlin, Germany. With approximately 170 countries represented, it is the world's largest inclusive sporting event.
This sponsorship, including a $50,000 funding from Digicel and its Foundation, will help cover travel expenses and other necessary costs to ensure the participation of six athletes competing in equestrian, athletics, and table tennis. It is worth noting that since 2006, Digicel has been supporting the mission of Special Olympics Haiti, which aims to provide individuals with special needs the ongoing opportunity to develop their physical and mental abilities.
"As a company that values diversity and inclusion, Digicel and its Foundation have always been committed to supporting various causes that share these same goals. Through our partnership with Special Olympics Haiti, we are thrilled to contribute to empowering these athletes and celebrating their incredible achievements," says Jean Philippe Brun, CEO of Digicel.
Indeed, Haitian athletes have always stood out for their talent and dedication in every participation. Last year, at the Special Olympics USA Games held in Orlando, Florida, our country made a strong impression by winning 11 medals, including 3 gold, 3 silver, and 5 bronze in equestrian, athletics, and football. We wish success to our Special Olympics athletes at these games, and in the spirit of their motto, let us let them win. But if they cannot win, let us let them be brave in their attempt.