Dallas, Texas - April 4, 2019: Main Event Entertainment is excited to announce it has signed on as an official sponsor of Special Olympics, the world’s largest organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Special Olympics is Main Event’s first national partner. After a long search for a charitable or other partner organization, Main Event recognized Special Olympics was exactly the partner that the ultimate entertainment destination had been seeking.
Main Event’s local-level support of Special Olympics helped lead to the national partnership. Several Main Event locations already actively host Special Olympics events, meetings, athlete practice sessions and competitions. Main Event will continue to grow its support of Special Olympics in every state it operates in, including the support of Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® and student athletes.
“Main Event couldn’t be more excited to team up with Special Olympics as our official national partner. Main Event conducted a long search to find the right philanthropic partner to align with and Special Olympics is the perfect fit. This is a partnership that can grow as we grow.”
There are multiple parallels between Special Olympics and Main Event. To both organizations, “Engagement” is a way of life through community, family, schools, living active lifestyles, friendly competition and more.
To raise funds to support Special Olympics, Main Event guests can donate any amount, $1 or more, to Special Olympics anytime they are in the entertainment center. 100 percent of the funds donated will go directly to Special Olympics and will be used for various events and activities. In addition, Main Event will be hosting a national fundraiser from February 20 through April 16 at all 42 Main Event locations where each center will sell Special Olympics insignias that guests can post in the center.
Each Main Event center features state-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, billiards, and more than 100 of the latest interactive arcade games. And whether you’re looking for a chef-inspired casual dining experience—with delicious shareables like wings, loaded nachos, oven-baked artisan pizza and more in a full-service American-fare grill—or handcrafted cocktails in a high energy sports bar surrounded by big screen TVs, Main Event is a FUN place to hang out, watch the big game and challenge your friends to a game or two.
About Main Event Entertainment
Founded in 1998, Dallas-based Main Event Entertainment is rapidly growing, with 42 centers across the United States serving more than 20 million guests annually. Main Event offers the most FUN you can have under one roof, making it the perfect place for families, young adults and groups of all ages. For more information, including a complete photo gallery, visit mainevent.com. Main Event: “Eat. Bowl. Play.”
About Special Olympics
Special Olympics is a global inclusion movement using sport, health, education and leadership programs every day around the world to end discrimination against and empower people with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1968, and celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 6 million athletes and Unified Sports partners in more than 190 countries. With the support of more than 1 million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers 32 Olympic-type sports and over 100,000 games and competitions throughout the year. Special Olympics is supported by individuals, foundations and partners, including Bank of America, the Christmas Records Trust, The Coca-Cola Company, ESPN, Essilor Vision Foundation, the Golisano Foundation, the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, Lions Clubs International Foundation, Microsoft, Safilo Group, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, TOYOTA, United Airlines, and The Walt Disney Company. Click here for a full list of partners. Engage with us on: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and our blog on Medium. Learn more at www.SpecialOlympics.org.
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