Kuala Lumpur, 14 July, 2015 – Herbalife Malaysia, a leading nutrition company announced its support for the Malaysian contingent competing at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, to be held from the 25th of July to the 2nd of August 2015, in Los Angeles, United States. As part of its commitment, Herbalife Malaysia will provide the athletes with Herbalife nutrition products during their preparation as well as during their competition at the World Games. In addition, Herbalife Malaysia will also provide apparel kits to the athletes.
This effort, echoes a partnership sealed in April 2015 between the 2015 Special Olympics World Games and Herbalife global team which sees the latter pledging its support in meeting the nutritional needs of 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches from 177 countries during their nine days in Los Angeles. In its role as a Games Supplier, Herbalife will support World Games participants and attendees, providing 300,000 nutrition bars to athletes, coaches, staff, volunteers, families program and honoured guests at all sports venues and general dining areas.
“We feel privileged to be able to support the Malaysian athletes who are representing the country in such a meaningful humanitarian event. Our nutrition sponsorship is in line with our global nutrition mission which is to help people pursue an active, healthy life with good nutrition,” said Sridhar Rajagopalan, Sub-Regional General Manager of Herbalife Malaysia & Singapore. “Our Special Olympics team has worked tirelessly in preparation for the forthcoming games, and we hope the support extended will help to boost their performance at the games and bring home the gold.”
Herbalife Malaysia also held meet and greet sessions with athletes in Kuala Lumpur (7th of July 2015), Kota Kinabalu (11th of July 2015), Kuching (13th of July 2015) and Kedah (14th of July 2015) to present nutrition products and share nutrition tips with them.
"We welcome the support Herbalife Malaysia extends to the Special Olympics Malaysia team, and hope that our Special Olympics athletes will make our country proud and of course enjoy themselves in the process," said Nur Azida Dato’ Daud, acting Deputy President, Special Olympics Kuala Lumpur. “There is still little awareness about the Special Olympics here in Malaysia, but I am thrilled that a global nutrition brand has stepped forward and pledged their support to our team,” she added.
The World Games will feature 25 Olympic-style sports: aquatics, athletics, badminton, basketball, bocce, bowling, cycling, equestrian, football, golf, gymnastics, half marathon, handball, judo, kayaking, open water swimming, powerlifting, roller skating, sailing, softball, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, volleyball, and beach volleyball. These games will showcase the unparalleled spirit, enthusiasm, teamwork, joy and displays of courage and skill that will be the hallmark of the Special Olympics events.
The Malaysian contingent to the World Games will consist of 25 athletes representing the country in the sports of aquatics/swimming, athletics/track and field, bocce, bowling, equestrian, football/soccer, golf and kayaking. In the 2011 Special Olympics World Games in Athens, Greece, the Malaysian contingent returned home proudly having bagged 23 medals, including six gold medals.
Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, promoting inclusion and dignity through Sports, Health and Education within communities. To learn more, visit http://www.la2015.org/
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Lim Mun Yee
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