FedEx Express main partner of EuroGames 2022
Hoofddorp, Netherlands – FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), and the world’s largest express transportation company, today announces it is the main partner of EuroGames 2022. EuroGames 2022, an inclusive sporting event, welcoming some 2000 athletes from 27 until 30 July in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, celebrates diversity and inclusion through a series of sporting events where everyone can participate.
This partnership reflects FedEx’ commitment to inclusion, embracing people’s differences and empowering them to bring their whole self, be it at work, or in sports. It is the second time FedEx Express in Europe has sponsored the EuroGames.
Denise Abbott, Senior Vice President Human Resources Europe, FedEx Express, said: “Diversity and inclusion happens because we do it together, which is why FedEx is so proud to be a sponsor of this year’s EuroGames. Our mission is to enable our people to be seen and heard for who they are, from work to the playing field and everywhere in between. Through shared differences we believe we are building a stronger organization. We’ll be cheering on team FedEx and the other participants loudly.”
Henk Beerten, chairman of the EuroGames 2022 said: “The EuroGames aim to increase awareness and draw attention to LGBTQ+ equality and human rights. It is wonderful to welcome FedEx as a main sponsor and to see their team members join from across Europe to participate in the sports activities, thanks to the support of their inclusive employer.”
FedEx team members were invited to participate in the EuroGames and will take part in 9 of the 17 sports offered by EuroGames.
In supporting its team members and promoting a workplace in which people feel comfortable to be themselves, FedEx actively facilitates - through forums and networks - team members to use their voice and to educate others about the importance of inclusion. FedEx also invests in recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the communities it serves.
About EuroGames 2022
The EuroGames celebrates diversity and inclusivity through a series of sporting events. No matter your gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, faith, disability, or skill set – everyone can participate. EuroGames is licensed by the European Gay & Lesbian Sports Federation. EuroGames 2022 will take place in Nijmegen, The Netherlands from 27 to 30 July 2022. An estimated 2,000 athletes will compete in 17 sports, and some 450 volunteers will be supporting the organization of the games. There is an extensive program of entertainment, after-parties, excursions, and other fun activities. The prequal took place in Copenhagen 2021 (combined with WorldPride). The opening and closing events will be held at the Waalkade, Nijmegen. In the city center the Mariënburgplein will be transformed into The EuroGames Village: A place where athletes can meet up, hang out, and chill. Catering with food trucks and information are arranged around the Lux’s terrace. On the stage in The EuroGames Village a list of various artists will perform during the event. Performances are free to the public. Public is requested to check the website http://www.eurogames2022.eu for the final program and accessibility. Registration to participate in sports is open until 8 July 2022 on that same website.