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Bank of America's Ongoing Support of Special Olympics

The bank's relationship with the organization and its athletes spans three decades — and continues this year.

A composite of three images including a swimmer, three football players and a weight lifter.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Bank of America

BANK OF AMERICA has partnered with Special Olympics for more than 30 years, as part of our longstanding commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive society. We are proud to deepen this relationship as a Platinum Partner of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, which took place this past July in Seattle, and a Gold Partner of the historic Special Olympics 50th Anniversary activities, also in July. Through the power of sports, Special Olympics helps people with intellectual disabilities to discover new strengths, skills and successes, both on the playing field and in life.

“I’ve seen firsthand the transformative power that Special Olympics programs can have on individuals with intellectual disabilities,” says Bank of America vice chairman and Special Olympics board member Anne Finucane. “Together, we’re helping these young men and women build a foundation of confidence, leadership and employment skills to achieve their goals on and off the field.”

Our commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion starts within the company. Bank employees are passionate about supporting Special Olympics athletes and have donated nearly 50,000 volunteer hours to the organization since 2010. In addition, our Support Services team employs approximately 300 individuals with intellectual disabilities who deliver services core to the company’s business operations. The team includes athletes who have competed in Special Olympics games at the local, national and global levels. For more on Bank of America and our support of individuals with disabilities, including our partnership with Special Olympics, visit bankofamerica.com/supportinginclusion.

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