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Special Olympics

The 2009 Special Olympics

Idaho Winter Special OlympicsThe World Winter Games were held in Idaho, USA, 7-13 February 2009 and included over 3,000 athletes from more than 100 countries. Surpassing the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games in athlete numbers and participating nations, the World Winter Games is the largest event ever held in Idaho. Competition took place in seven winter sports—Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Figure Skating, Floor Hockey, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing and Speed Skating. Competition and other activities took place in communities and venues throughout Idaho including but not limited to Boise, Sun Valley and McCall

Syringa Networks donated time, financial support and services to the 2009 World Winter games. We donated and deployed circuitry and hardware equipment for internet services and wireless access across many of the venues. We also donated over 500 hours of project management and volunteer support over the course of this major event.

Corporate Partnership

September 24, 2008
"We are very excited to welcome Syringa Networks, LLC as a partner of the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games.  As I am sure you are aware, this will be the largest, most transformational event ever to be held in the State of Idaho.  The magnitude and scope of the Games requires a community effort and we certainly appreciate Syringa Networks’ commitment to making the games a success."
-J.P. Benlian, Director, Corporate Partnerships


Syringa Networks' CEO Greg Lowe presents a Gold Medal to Pang HSIEH and his team from Chinese TAIPEI at the Special Olympics 2009 Winter Games


Through the generosity of their supporters, the Special Olympics

  • Serves 3.2 million athletes in 170 countries
  • Provides more than 33,000 competitions in 30 different sports each year
  • Conducts nearly 20,000 free health screenings for athletes per year

To donate by phone or if you have questions, please contact:
John Cornell, Donor Services
(202) 824-0373 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST)