In a proud moment for Dow and the King’s Lynn community, a new sign bearing the Olympic rings and the Dow Diamond was unveiled overlooking the athletics track at Lynnsport.
Unveiled by Will Costin, site leader for Dow King’s Lynn, and West Norfolk Borough Mayor, Geoffrey Wareham, the sign offers a permanent reminder of Dow’s proud role as official chemistry company of the Olympic movement. The company was also a partner of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Dow has long been associated with Lynnsport and a sign bearing the company’s name has featured alongside the athletics track since Lynnsport opened 21 years ago.
2012 has been momentous for Lynnsport as it also played host to the Olympic Torch Relay, which featured one of Dow’s lucky UK torchbearers in Dick Wilkinson, a process safety technology specialist at Seal Sands. He was nominated because of his commitment and dedication in helping people with disabilities take up rowing.
In addition, Lynnsport was the home for the Dow-sponsored West Norfolk Youth Games involving 250 children from 15 different primary schools. As a reminder of that event, pupils from St Michael’s School – which topped the games as best costume winners – were also invited to see the new sign unveiled.