Thursday, December 10, 2009

Donators Thank You Party


A weekend to thank all the individuals who donated to our cause and athletes this last year was held at the A/C Lounge and the turnout was terrific.



We even got more donations which was not expected and the athletes extremely enjoyed the entertainment provided by our DJ.



Happy Holidays everyone and Thank you to everyone who looked into their hearts and donated to a cause like Special Olympics which is a great cause.




And here is a quick video of the entertainment we were blessed with.


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Monday, November 30, 2009

Benefit Holiday Concert

Our Holiday benefit concert for Special Olympics athletes was a success we had over 150 people present and all our silent auction swag was bided on and won.

The performers for the night delivered an unforgettable set and everyone complemented the bands performances.

The best gift of the night could be a Shawn Merriman signed jersey or a painting by Joan Amber:







We raised over $3,000 dollars for our athletes and could not have asked for a better crowd.

These moments and events are the ones that make you truly realize how good people are and what they are willing to do for the right cause.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

San Diego Chargers Weekend


After a week of hard work the San Diego chapter was invited to a Chargers game to receive a donation and have a couple athletes perform their sports at half time. The involvement with local franchises, colleges and universities has been on the increase and is extremely appreciated.

The athletes had a great time and our Special Olympic team had a great experience.







Good Luck to the Chargers on the rest of the season and Happy Holidays!!


Monday, November 16, 2009

Fan Page's

EKS Program

Special Olympics will be posting fan pages of athletes and their coaches from this years fall games. The pages will include a quick overview of the athlete or coach from your region and a quick synopsis on how they got into special olympics and what makes their story a little different than most. Until I get the link from Brian for the fall games in San Diego which I conducted here is a link to the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Fellowship Program Slide Show, which was put together by Special Olympics.


Messengers For Change

Which includes leaders in the sports world, entertainment, business, and politics use their unique skills to help Special Olympics and we recently put together a slide show of some examples of what these individuals are doing to help further the support of our athletes.


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Bank of America Local Hero Award

Thank you to, Sergeant Kevin Lehan for his outstanding work in our Law Enforcement Torch Run. He recently received the Bank of America Local Hero Award for his outstanding service over the past four years. When not contributing by raising funds, he can be found at Special Olympics competitions cheering on our athletes and presenting medals. We were awarded a $5,000 grant in his honor and greatly appreciate it.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Changing Lives

More than an Event

Special Olympics encompasses sports, health, education and inclusion opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities. During any given day, an average of 80 Special Olympics competitions are held in around the world.


Why Donate To Special Olympics?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Project Unify

Project UNIFY's goal is to activate young people to develop school communities where all young people are agents of change — fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities by utilizing the programs and initiatives of Special Olympics.

What is Project UNIFY?
Project UNIFY is a U.S. national project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Its goal is to activate young people around the country in an effort to develop school communities where all young people are agents of change — fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities by utilizing the programs and initiatives of Special Olympics.

Project UNIFY initiatives include a host of core activities, both on the national and the grass-roots level. Local projects that meet Project UNIFY objectives are supported through grants for local Special Olympics Programs.

Contact Project UNIFY at youth@specialolympics.org