Insurance brokerage firm Gallagher has teamed up with Special Olympics to help the sports organisation scale its programme throughout the globe.

Under the multi-year partnership, Gallagher will serve as Special Olympics International’s Platinum Partner.

The brokerage firm will be the official sponsor of Special Olympics sport and coach programming.

Special Olympics aims to deliver ‘the highest quality’ of coach training and sports experience to over five million athletes across the globe.

Gallagher’s other sponsorship includes the World Winter Games and the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games.

It also supports the Law Enforcement Torch Run in select markets.

Special Olympics CEO Mary Davis said: “We are thrilled to partner with Gallagher and are grateful for their support for Special Olympics coaches around the globe as they prepare athletes with intellectual disabilities to compete at their best on and off the playing field.

“Their generous investment comes with an affinity for our mission of inclusion and an opportunity for our two organizations to learn from each other.”

As per the agreement, Gallagher will directly support global Special Olympics events and year-round activation in regional markets.

Gallagher chief marketing officer Chris Mead said: “Gallagher is proud to partner with Special Olympics and joins their movement to promote inclusion, equality and acceptance around the world.

“That mission is closely aligned with The Gallagher Way tenets of supporting, believing, acknowledging and respecting the abilities of one another.

“We are continuing to put those values into action by partnering with Special Olympics to empower athletes around the world.”

Last month, Italian football club Juventus extended its stadium partnership with Allianz to 2030 in a deal valuing €103.1m.