Special Olympics Germany


At the initiative of Carmen Würth, Würth has been supporting Special Olympics Germany—the German organization of the world’s largest sporting event for people with mental and multiple disabilities—since 2008. More than 800 employees have supported the event as volunteers ever since. At the Special Olympics Baden-Württemberg Winter Games 2019 in Todtnauberg, which involved more than 170 athletes, Würth’s volunteers made sure that the cross-country skiing event held at the Nordic Center Notschrei ran smoothly. “We helped to set up and dismantle the stations, cheered the athletes on, supplied tea, and helped wherever help was needed,” reports cooperative study program student Jana Benzinger. “It was an incredible experience to see how ambitious the athletes were in their disciplines and how they celebrated both their own and their competitors’ successes.”