From worthwhile charities to the excitement of premier sports and entertainment properties, the mission and the message of Gallagher are on display through partnerships. We see them as good causes. Good business. And just good fun.
Gallagher is proud to partner with Special Olympics Australia as a part of our global partnership with Special Olympics International. Joining their movement to promote inclusion, equality and acceptance around the world.
Gallagher is the official sponsor of Special Olympics Sport and Coach programming, supporting the movement's mission to deliver the highest quality of coach training and sport experience to more than five million athletes in over 240 local programs across the globe. Additional Gallagher sponsorship includes the World Winter Games, the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, and support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run in select markets.
The partnership will directly support global Special Olympics events, year-round activation in regional markets, and ongoing blended learning approaches for coaches. Grounded in the idea that everyone needs to find their team, this partnership will open the door for more people with intellectual disabilities to learn teamwork, improve their fitness, and develop as confident individuals.
Earlier this year we announced The Smith Family are our official charity partner. The Smith Family is Australia's largest children's charity helping disadvantaged Australian children get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.
Lockdown restrictions have been a challenge for everyone but it has been especially tough for children already facing poverty. One in six children in Australia is currently experiencing poverty and with hundreds of thousands of families already economically impacted by COVID-19, that number may rise.