The Special Olympics World Games 2023 in Berlin:
Würth supports the world’s largest inclusive sports event
The Special Olympics World Games 2023, the world’s largest inclusive sports event, is awaited with great anticipation in Berlin. From 17 to 25 June, more than 7,000 athletes from 190 delegations will attend the event in the German capital. At the biggest multi-sports event in Germany since the 1972 Olympic Games, Würth is also on site with around 100 volunteers. The Group is the presenting partner of the beach volleyball competition.
International group of volunteers
The Würth volunteers help at the soccer, futsal and beach volleyball competitions and come into direct contact with the athletes with intellectual and multiple disabilities. For the first time, Würth volunteers from all over Europe will attend the event. In addition to employees from Germany, Group representatives from Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Norway, France, and Spain will participate as volunteers in Berlin.
Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG, the parent company of the Würth Group, has been a premium partner of Special Olympics Deutschland for 15 years. During this time, more than 1,100 employees of the Würth Group were involved in events as volunteers. This commitment was initiated by Carmen Würth, who was Vice President of Special Olympics Deutschland for six years until November 2011.
About Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023
At the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023, which will take place from June 17 to 25, 7,000 athletes from 190 nations will compete in 26 sports. Germany as host country will participate with the largest delegation (415 athletes). The opening ceremony will take place at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on 17 June. The world games of people with intellectual and multiple disabilities are the largest sports event in Germany since the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.
About the Würth Group
The Würth Group is the global market leader in the development, production and sale of assembly and fastening materials. Other trading and production companies, known as the Allied Companies, operate in related business areas, ranging from electrical wholesale and electronics to financial services. The Group employs more than 85,000 employees in over 400 companies with more than 2,500 pick-up shops across 80 countries. The Group achieved sales of EUR 19.9 billion in the 2022 fiscal year. With 7,600 employees, Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG in Künzelsau is the largest single company in the Würth Group.