Microsoft teams up with the Special Olympics for Forza 7 tournament

Microsoft teams up with the Special Olympics for Forza 7 tournament

Microsoft has partnered with the Special Olympics USA to host a Forza Motorsport 7 tournament.

As announced in a news update, the 2020 Special Olympics Xbox Virtual Gaming Event will take place on May 30th with participation from 35 athletes across 11 states. The tournament will be streamed live on Xbox YouTube, Twitch and Mixer.

Furthermore, the awards ceremony will take place within Minecraft. For those who wish to support the Special Olympics, they can donate their Microsoft Rewards Points. Microsoft will match all donations made until June 30th.

"With athletic training and competitions currently postponed due to COVID-19, Special Olympics are looking for new ways to connect, compete, and just have fun," said programme manager Jenn Panattoni.

"Enveloping this event will be stories of the athletes themselves – allowing a broad fanbase to know who they are, what they care about, how they are feeling – and cheer them on as they discover new community and excitement in playing Forza Motorsport 7. Eleven states will be represented in this year's event, with over 35 athletes participating."

The tech giant has worked with the Special Olympics since 2014. In 2018, Xbox helped to create the first video games tournament to feature at the Special Olympics, that event was held in Seattle, Washington.

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