Special Olympics Wyoming is now following the new Special Olympics International Branding Guidelines. There are many new and exciting ways to show your true Special Olympics Wyoming colors and they can all be found in the Special Olympics Brand Identity Guidelines.
Special Olympics Wyoming asks that you please SEND A PROOF of any materials featuring Special Olympics branding to Melissa Noah for approval!
Commercial Messages on Athlete Uniform and Competition Numbers - In order to avoid commercial exploitation of persons with intellectual disabilities, no uniforms, and no bibs or other signs bearing competition numbers, that are worn by Special Olympics athletes during any competition or during any opening or closing ceremonies of any Games may be emblazoned with commercial names or commercial messages. The only commercial markings that may be displayed on athletes’ uniforms during Games competitions and opening and closing ceremonies are the normal commercial marking of the manufacturer.
For purposes of this discussion, “normal commercial markings” are limited to the following:
a. On larger clothing items, such as shirts, jackets, pants, jerseys, and sweatshirts, one logo or commercial name per clothing item is permissible, if that name or display does not exceed an area of size square inches or about thirty-nine square centimeters (such as a display measuring 2” x 3” of 5.08 cm X 7.62 cm).
b. On small clothing items, such as caps, socks, hats, gloves and belts, one logo or commercial name per clothing item is permissible, if that name or display does not exceed an area of three square inches in 19.35 square centimeters; and c. On athletic shoes, no logos or commercial names are permissible except for name and logos that are included in the manufacturer on athletic shoes that are sold to the general public.
Allowable Space for Commercial Markings is 3" Wide by 2" tall!
** Please note that in addition to commercial messages each sport may have specific guidelines to the size and location of numbers and team names ~ check under competition for sport specific recommendations.**
Social Media Policy (Board Approved 3/3/2017)
- Any Local or Area Program intending to create a Social Media presence (such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat) must:
- Notify Special Olympics Wyoming Special Events Manager (or staff designated as responsible for social media)
- Assure the designated staff person has administrator access to the account.
- Assure that the name associated with the account complies with Special Olympics branding guidelines. (Example: Special Olympics Wyoming Area IV is correct use of our branding).
- Any changes to administrative controls by the Local or Area program must include notifying Special Olympics Wyoming designated staff of the changes.
- The Local or Area program agrees to adhere to the guidelines set out by Special Olympics Wyoming.
- You may not use our logo and/or name “Special Olympics Wyoming” when creating personal profiles.
Social Media Guidelines:
Social media plays an important role in the lives of Special Olympics Wyoming athletes, coaches, volunteers, families, and fans. We encourage you to join the conversation by leaving comments, posting pictures, tweeting about your experiences and sharing your thoughts with us. However, social media provides a global stage that knows no bounds and reaches all audiences. We ask that when you do post comments, pictures, tweets, etc., that you do so in consideration of the mission and vision of the organization. If comments, photos, tweets, or any other form of online contact with Special Olympics Wyoming are not constructive and do not align with the standards, we will delete any such comment/post and/or ask you to remove it from your page. When commenting or posting material, it is important to remember to:
þ Be Respectful: Please use respectful and appropriate language. Comments will be removed that use obscenities, personal insults, ethnic slurs or other disparaging language.
þ Stay on Topic: Special Olympics Wyoming is a sports organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Social media is an ideal place to share stories and celebrate athletes’ accomplishments. The goal of our social media sites is to promote conversation around these topics and address issues that affect our population. An example of an issue is the R-word campaign and using social media as a channel to reach new audiences.
þ Protect Your Privacy: Comments, posts, and pictures are visible to the public, so it is important that you refrain from sharing personal information such as your email address, telephone number or home address.
As friends of Special Olympics Wyoming, we ask for your help in monitoring pages and alert us to content that may be inconsistent with the mission, so that we can continue to protect our organization and athletes. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or see anything inappropriate or disrespectful on our pages or on pages of others.
Using Social Media for Fundraising
Teams or individuals may use social media sites to solicit individual donations for Special Olympics events such as Jackalope Jump or Law Enforcement Torch Run. Athletes, teams, coaches, family members and other individuals or entities may not solicit direct funds through social media sites in the name of Special Olympics Wyoming. The organization does support and encourages the use of social media to promote events that support our efforts.
Team Social Media Sites
þ Groups: Many Facebook users utilize groups to show their affiliations. If you would like to create a group involving Special Olympics Wyoming, please send those suggestions to email@example.com, and we will work with you to organize groups and members.