Lawrenceville, NJ - New York, NY – November 13, 2013 – The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games announced today 21st Century Fox, the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents, has signed on as a Founding Partner of the 2014 USA Games, which will be held June 14-21, 2014. With a reach of nearly 1.5 billion subscribers in more than 100 local languages, 21st Century Fox will serve as the Official Presenting Media Sponsor and will provide broad exposure for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games across its U.S. channels which include FOX News Channel, FOX Business Network, FOX Broadcasting, FOX Sports, FX, National Geographic Channel, and 28 local stations, as well as FOX Sports 1, which will air a one-hour recap special.
The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games partnership announcement with 21st Century Fox also comes 214 Days prior to one of the most inspirational events to be held in the Garden State. Nearly 3,500 athletes will travel to New Jersey June 14-21 for the 2014 USA Games to compete in 16 Olympic-style team and individual sports, with the support of 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and an anticipated 70,000 spectators. The 2014 USA Games will celebrate the Special Olympics movement, promote the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sport and showcase the abilities of athletes with intellectual disabilities. The 2014 USA Games will be staged throughout Mercer County, NJ including competitions at Princeton University, Rider University, The College of New Jersey and Mercer County Park, with the Opening Ceremony taking place at Prudential Center in Newark.
"We are ecstatic about the opportunity to join forces with 21st Century Fox in a landmark partnership that will place a spotlight, across a multitude of platforms, on the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games - an event that we know will be the largest, most dynamic, and most innovative national Games in the history of Special Olympics in the United States," said TJ Nelligan, Chairman & CEO, 2014 USA Games. "The commitment by 21st Century Fox is unparalleled for any Special Olympics USA Games and speaks volumes about the company's willingness to use all of its assets to showcase the abilities of our athletes, including a highlight show produced by fellow Games' Founding Partner WWE of all the competition and special events of the 2014 USA Games and broadcast on its newest premier channel, FOX Sports 1."
As Presenting Media Sponsor of the 2014 USA Games, 21st Century Fox has committed to media exposure across its cable and broadcast networks as well as its local stations, most notably WNYW and WWOR in New York and WTXF in Philadelphia.
"It is an honor for 21st Century Fox to partner with the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games to showcase the important work they do and to inspire our audiences with the thousands of individual stories of dignity and courage that are at the heart of the USA Games," said Julie Henderson, EVP, Chief Communications Officer, 21st Century Fox.
About 21st Century Fox
21st Century Fox is the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. Reaching nearly 1.5 billion subscribers in more than 100 local languages every day, 21st Century Fox is home to a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks and properties, including FOX, FX, FXX, FXM, FS1, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Fox Sports, Fox Sports Network, National Geographic Channels, MundoFox, STAR anNew Linkd 28 local television stations; film studio Twentieth Century Fox Film; and television production studios Twentieth Century Fox Television and Shine Group. The Company also provides premium content to millions of subscribers through its pay-television services in Europe and Asia, including Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia and its equity interests in BSkyB and Tata Sky. For more information about 21st Century Fox, please visit www.21CF.com.
About the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games
The Special Olympics USA Games will be hosted by New Jersey June 14-21, 2014. Nearly 3,500 athletes will compete in 16 Olympic-style team and individual sports, with the support of 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and 70,000 family, friends and spectators. The Special Olympics USA Games will celebrate the Special Olympics movement, promote the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sport and showcase athletes from throughout the U.S. and the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities. The 2014 USA Games will also highlight Special Olympics' work in sport, education, health and communities. Founding partners for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games include 21st Century Fox, Barnabas Health, HESS, KPMG, PSE&G, ShopRite, Toys "R" Us and WWE. Learn more about the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games at www.2014specialolympics.org and follow the Games on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsUSAGames and Twitter @2014USAGames.
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