Deloitte Expands Relationship with U.S. Olympic Committee

May 06, 2010, 1:07 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Deloitte LLP and the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) today announced the expansion of Deloitte’s sponsorship support of the organization. Deloitte will become the presenting sponsor of U.S. Paralympic initiatives and community programs that serve injured military personnel and veterans.


In addition to becoming presenting sponsor of key military events such as The Warrior Games, and military sport camps, the organization will assist with implementation of the annual Developing Amazing Leaders Paralympic Conference and the expansion of Paralympic programming nationally through in-kind support of local grassroots Paralympic Sport Club programs. 


As the Official Professional Services Sponsor of audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services, Deloitte has been supporting the USOC, the 2010 and 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, as well as the 2011 U.S. Pan American Team and the 2010 U.S. Team for the Youth Olympic Games. The sponsorship aligns with the organization’s commitment to community involvement and pro-bono work and its focus on engaging employees in skill-based volunteerism.   


”We are proud to grow our relationship with the U.S. Olympic Committee through our extended sponsorship of Paralympic programming,” said Robin Lineberger, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and CEO Deloitte Federal Government Services. “Our experience and passion for helping people realize extraordinary achievements are shared by the Paralympic movement, and we are privileged to provide our services and support.”


"Deloitte has been a great supporter of the U.S. Olympic Committee and we are grateful for the organization’s additional investment in our Paralympic programs," said Scott Blackmun, Chief Executive Officer of the USOC.  “The Paralympic movement is growing nationally, and Deloitte’s support will allow us to serve more injured service members and others with physical disabilities in our country.”   


Paralympic Military Program: The program provides post-rehabilitation support and mentoring to American servicemen and women who've sustained physical injuries such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, visual impairment/blindness and stroke. Active duty soldiers and Veterans are introduced to Paralympic sport at the community-level through clinics and camps, with an emphasis on connecting injured military personnel and their families to ongoing Paralympic sports programs in their hometowns. 


Primary components of Deloitte’s expanded U.S. Paralympic Military Program sponsorship include:


Presenting sponsorship of The Warrior Games: The event, hosted by the USOC’s Paralympic Military Program will feature 200 wounded, ill and injured servicemen and women from the Armed Forces competing in an Olympic-style national competition encompassing nine sports.  It will be held May 10-14, 2010 in Colorado Springs


Leadership Development:  Deloitte is the presenting sponsor of the Developing Amazing Leaders Paralympic Conference. The annual three-day event brings together representatives from throughout the Paralympic movement and offers leadership development and educational training to more than 300 attendees each year. The 2010 conference concluded today in Colorado Springs.  Deloitte will also be supporting multiple “train-the-trainer” sessions aimed at increasing the availability of local programming. 


Community Support:  As the network of Paralympic Sport Club organizations offering grass roots Paralympic programming to kids with physical disabilities and injured service members and Veterans at the local level continues to increase, Deloitte will assist many of them with consulting services aimed at budgeting, strategic planning and organizational development.