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UNIQLO Donates Clothing to Athletes at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea

2013-01-23 11:00 1047

Specially Designed Kits for Japan, South Korea and Singapore National Teams

TOKYO, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UNIQLO today announces a donation of clothing to athletes competing at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang to be held January 29 through February 5, in PyeongChang and Gangneung, South Korea. UNIQLO operations in Japan, South Korea and Singapore are supplying full sets of specially designed winter clothing to the athletes representing their respective countries.

UNIQLO will provide a total of around 4,900 items of clothing featuring each team's official logos for Special Olympics athletes. Within this total, UNIQLO Japan will supply some 1,200 items, UNIQLO South Korea, 3,200, and UNIQLO Singapore, 500, to their respective national teams. Since 2002, UNIQLO has supported Special Olympics Nippon by providing apparel to athletes and sending employees to assist at events as volunteers. UNIQLO's support of the 2013 world winter games is a natural extension of its long-term commitment to the Special Olympics movement.

The 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang

Date: January 29 through February 5, 2013
Place: PyeongChang and Gangneung, South Korea
Participants: Approximately 14,900 people from 120 countries including 3,300 athletes, coaches and officials, as well as volunteers and accompanying family members.
Sports: Alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, short-track speed skating, figure skating and floor hockey.

Outline of UNIQLO Support for Athletes at the Special Olympics World Winter Games

  • UNIQLO Co., Ltd. supplies 1,200 items for the Japanese national team
  • FRL Korea Co., Ltd. provides 3,200 items to the South Korean national team
  • UNIQLO (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. supplies 500 items to the Singaporean national team
  • Donated clothing: UNIQLO winter wear with designs featuring each team's respective official logos

Set of Items UNIQLO is Supplying to the Japanese National Team

  • Airtech Down Jackets
  • Fleece Full Zip Long Sleeve Jackets
  • Soft Touch Striped Turtleneck Long Sleeve T-shirts
  • HEATTECH Fleece Mock Neck Long Sleeve T-shirts
  • HEATTECH Crew Neck 9/10-Sleeve T-shirts
  • HEATTECH Fleece Printed Neck Warmers
  • Warm Easy Cargo Pants
  • HEATTECH Pile Socks (2-pairs)
  • Printed Fleece Gloves
  • HEATTECH Long Johns

About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing

UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, g.u., Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of approximately 928 billion yen for the 2012 fiscal year ending August 31, 2012, Fast Retailing is currently the world's fourth largest apparel retail company, and UNIQLO is Japan's leading specialty retailer.

UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world's most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a truly global brand. Today the company has a total of more than 1,100 stores in 13 markets worldwide including Japan: Mainland China, France, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and U.S. UNIQLO operates an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel. The company believes that truly great clothes should be supremely comfortable, feature universal designs, are of high quality and offer a superb fit to everyone who wears them.

With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com

About Special Olympics

Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect worldwide. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown from a few hundred athletes to more than 4 million athletes in over 170 countries in all regions of the world, providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs. Special Olympics now takes place every day, changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities in all countries of the world to the community playgrounds and ball fields in every small neighborhood's backyard. Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.

Source: UNIQLO
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