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We are united in spirit and service. Team Otis members bring their special brand of dedication, enthusiasm and fun to Special Olympics athletes around the world.

Launched in June 1994 with an international flag-raising ceremony at Otis World Headquarters in Farmington, Conn., United States, Team Otis was the inspiration of Jean Pierre Van Rooy, former president of Otis Elevator Company. Team Otis supports Special Olympics around the globe, bringing a special commonality and camaraderie to company employees worldwide.
A Global Team
You can find Otis employees working with Special Olympics programs in Argentina, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay.

We are especially proud of our involvement in the Special Olympics and in the Team Otis members who volunteer their time and fund-raising capabilities so generously. Team Otis and Otis Elevator Company have donated more than US $1 million to Special Olympics programs worldwide. Many Otis executives and senior managers currently serve on Special Olympics boards in countries throughout the world.
The Australasia Team
Otis Elevator Company has enjoyed a community partnership with the Special Olympics since June 1994.
Otis employees from around the world volunteer their time and enthusiasm to support athletes with intellectual disabilities as part of "Team Otis". Otis also supports the Special Olympics financially through company-sponsored events. Team Otis exists with the dedicated support of Otis employees, their friends and family.
Team Otis Australia in 2002 supported the 7th Special Olympics National Games - the largest Special Olympics event ever held in Australia. Over 2000 athletes, volunteers and officials participated.
Team Otis Australia coordinated the Swimming Competition at the Sydney Aquatic Centre, Homebush, 22 - 24 September 2002.
This event was part of the lead-up to the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games held in Dublin, Ireland in June 2003. Athletes and their supporters from New Zealand and Australia participated in this global event. Over 160 countries were represented.
Otis is proud to support the Special Olympics through Team Otis.

"Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt." Special Olympics Oath.

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