Special Olympics Great Britain

National Grid became the first ever official partner of Special Olympics Great Britain (SOGB) in July 2007.

In September 2010 we committed to support SOGB for a further three years, becoming the charity's premier partner.

SOGB provides sporting opportunities for people with a learning disability. Since the formation of SOGB in the UK in 1978, an enthusiastic team of experts and volunteers have worked passionately to bring sports training, competition and sheer pleasure to thousands of people with learning disabilities across Britain.

National Grid is the largest utility company in the UK and we are at the very heart of the gas and electricity markets. We operate these markets, as well as providing the bulk of the critical infrastructure required to keep the lights on and the gas flowing - a job that is vital to the well-being of our customers and communities.

We invest billions of pounds in the nation’s infrastructure, supporting communities by providing them with safe and secure energy supplies. Our construction and maintenance activities rely on the close involvement of the local community so we can get our work done efficiently and conomically. Supporting SOGB at local events and clubs around Britain is a natural extension of our existing community involvement, demonstrating how we take our responsibilities and the impact we have on communities very seriously.

" a fantastic opportunity for National Grid and its employees to invest their passion, enthusiasm and time... "
Special Olympics is a community-driven programme of local clubs and events open to anyone who has a learning disability. Unlike the Paralympics, which is for athletes with physical disabilities, it is not event-driven, but has over 200 clubs offering opportunities to participate in sport every day.

National Grid’s Chief Executive, Steve Holliday, said, “We are really pleased to be supporting Special Olympics Great Britain. I believe this is a fantastic opportunity for National Grid and its employees to invest their passion, enthusiasm, and time and give something back to the communities we serve”.

Our employees are actively getting involved with SOGB by volunteering to support at local clubs and events. Volunteering opportunities range from coaching, general fundraising, supporting committee functions or even handing out medals or just spectator support.

Special Olympics Great Britain

After seven days of outstanding sporting achievements the Special Olympics National Summer Games have closed. Read and watch more: