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Last Updated: 2010.07.06

- UT×SPECIAL OLYMPICS CHARITY PROJECT - A collaboration between UNIQLO and Special Olympics Japan

Charity T-shirts designed with the message of celebrities who support the cause will be on sale.
All the profit will go to Special Olympics Japan

UNIQLO CO., LTD.
to Japanese

UNIQLO has worked with Special Olympics Japan since 2002. As an official partner we have supported this cause in a number of ways, such as donating uniforms for the Special Olympics World Games in Japan and other countries, and encouraging our employees to volunteer their time.    

We are planning to launch the "UT x Special Olympics Charity Project" in order to raise awareness about the Special Olympics. With this project, operating under the theme of "Be a fan - courage, challenge and fellowship," we will offer T-shirts with messages from famous athletes who support the Special Olympics. All proceeds from the sale of these T-shirts will be donated to Special Olympics Japan or used to fund related activities.

Supporting Activities for Special Olympics Japan

UNIQLO supports Special Olympics Japan and has been involved in a range of supporting activities since 2002. We will continue to help Special Olympics Japan as an official partner.

Past results of supporting activities    
 
Feb. 2009 World Winter Games - The official uniform sponsor of the Japan team in Idaho 
Mar. 2008 National Winter Games - The official uniform sponsor of volunteer staff in Yamagata 
Oct. 2007 World Summer Games - The official uniform sponsor of the Japan team in Shanghai
Nov. 2006   National Summer Games - The official uniform sponsor of volunteer staff in Kumamoto
Feb. 2005 World Winter Games - The official uniform sponsor of the Japan team in Nagano 
Jan. 2004   National Winter Games - The official uniform sponsor of volunteer staff in Nagano
Jun. 2003  World Summer Games - The official uniform sponsor of volunteer staff in Ireland
Aug. 2002   National Summer Games - The official uniform sponsor of volunteer staff in Tokyo

Charity T-shirts will be on sale. All proceeds will be donated or used to support a range of activities

UNIQLO is launching the "UT × Special Olympics Charity Project" to raise awareness about the Special Olympics. With this project, UNIQLO will sell charity T-shirts designed in collaboration with famous sports figures. All of the proceeds will be donated or used to support Special Olympics Japan programs. In no particular order, the main contributors include Yuko Arimori, Kousei Inoue, Taeko Utsugi, Shingo Kunieda, Mikako Kotani, Ai Sugiyama, Hidetoshi Nakata and Yasuhiro Yamashita. We have made charity T-shirts with messages from these sports stars based on the theme of "Be a fan - courage, challenge and fellowship."

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* The Special Olympics is an international sports organization that provides year-round athletic training programs and competitions for people with intellectual disabilities, providing them with ongoing opportunities to demonstrate their abilities.
* UT is UNIQLO's T-shirt brand.
[Overview]    
 
On sale date: Monday, July 12, 2010
Number of patterns to be on sale: Men: 4 patterns, Women: 4 patterns
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Price Including Tax: 1,500 yen each
Available Stores: UNIQLO stores throughout Japan
(a total of 92 stores, including large-scale stores such
as the UT STORE HARAJUKU. and the Shinjyuku Marui Curren store),
as well as outlets in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, the US,
the UK, France and Singapore (excluding some stores) and UNIQLO's online store
(http://store.uniqlo.com/jp/store/feature/ut/specialolympics/)

 

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