United Airlines and Special Olympics International announced the expansion of their relationship globally, celebrating in their shared vision to end discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities.
The announcement is the next evolution in United's relationship with Special Olympics that represents a continued effort to break down barriers and further build on the organization's remarkable legacy of inclusion by engaging the airline's employees around the world.
As part of the relationship, United will implement new employee training scenarios to make traveling a positive experience for individuals with intellectual disabilities. By the end of 2018, more than 60,000 United frontline employees will participate in new training modules that reflect Special Olympics' insights as the airline takes steps to lead in inclusion.
United will also support Special Olympics 50th Anniversary celebrations in Chicago and the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle. In other parts of the US, United will be represented at Special Olympics events where customers and employees live and work including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Chicago, Virginia, New York and New Jersey.