Samsung provides tech, volunteers for LATAM Special Olympics

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Above: Samsung volunteers work with athletes. Photo by Catalina Omacell, courtesy Samsung.

Samsung, as Premier sponsor of the III Latin American Special Olympics Games, provides the organization with the technology to make a significant sports experience, in which more than 800 athletes of 21 countries of the region participate.

During the III Latin American Special Olympics edition, Samsung awards the top 10 athletes in the regional competition with its most innovative products such as Gear Fit 2 –a state-of-the-art physical activity monitor with GPS included.

Samsung seeks to complement the training of athletes through the use of technology for the better control the development of their physical abilities with the Gear Fit2.

By the other hand, the Special Olympics chapter of Panama receives 19 Galaxy Tab E 9.6” tablets, intended to supplement the educational programs that the Special Olympics carries out permanently and directly with young people with intellectual disabilities. These items, and 10 Samsung 360 cameras, will be used during the competitions of the III Latin American Games, to document and share the experiences of the athletes.

The provision of technology such as printers, Smart TVs and a virtual reality stand equipped with Samsung Gear VR for the facilities of the Olympic Village in the Hotel El Panama, as well as Galaxy J5 cell phones for communication between the directors of the delegations of the invited countries, are part of another of the contributions given to the games by the company seeking to strengthen the logistics and experience of the athletes during the event.

Samsung Volunteering for Social Inclusion

Prior to the III Latin American Games in Panama, Samsung’s regional collaborators joined as volunteers to support athletes in 9 countries in their preparation training by organizing Unified Sports games, which combine athletes with intellectual disabilities and those who do not to help them develop their physical abilities, in an exchange of talent, encouraging inclusion in the community through sport.

Regionally, 68 volunteers participated, donating up to 214 hours from countries such as Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Ecuador, Venezuela, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago.

During the III Latin American Games of Special Olympics in Panama from April 20 to the 27th, Samsung’s collaborators continued to count hours of volunteering by supporting the athletes who will go to the volleyball courts, bowls and swimming pools, to give the best of themselves, representing and leaving their countries’ names high and above all, to live the emotion of sports competitions.

“Samsung, as an active and responsible member of the community, helps raise awareness of the challenges faced by young people with intellectual disabilities, promoting positive attitudes and behavioral changes to achieve the inclusion of these young people in everyday life,” said Nicole Orillac, Corporate Citizenship Manager for Samsung Electronics.