Dear Readers,
In case you all didn’t know, I’ve become quite involved with the Special Olympics. As someone who spends a lot of “me” time in her life, I wanted to find a way to give back to the community and the Special Olympics holds, well, a special place in my heart. And the more I get involved, the more I love this organization.
My first time as a volunteer!
People often ask how the organization works so I’ll explain. The Special Olympics is a nonprofit organization that was started in 1968. The Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for adults and children with intellectual disabilities. There are more than 4.5 million athletes in 170 countries, and millions of volunteers (like me) and supporters. In addition to the sports events, the Special Olympics helps spread awareness about the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities. In addition, it provides the athletes a with wide range of free health exams and care. And the very best part of all? It’s 100% free for the athletes.
You know what this means, right? Fundraising.
While I LOVE volunteering at the games the most, I know that lots more help is needed in the fundraising department. I signed on to help with the annual fundraising event in Hillsborough County, Florida. It’s called Jack Over Ice. It’s a black jack tournament with food, drinks, entertainment, and a silent auction. It’s going to be a fantastic event and I’d love to see you all there. It’s December 4th at the Amalie Arena in Tampa and tickets are $75. (I think $75 is on the low end for a fancy pants charity event personally.)
Please come join us and support this wonderful organization that does so much for our community. And as a personal favor to little old me, please share this event! It’s super close and these athletes are counting on us.