2011-12-01 / Local & State

Special Olympics Makes County Donation

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Matt Aaron, president and CEO of Special Olympics PA, awards $3,000 to Mindi and Jesse Graham for Special Olympics Fulton County. Matt Aaron, president and CEO of Special Olympics PA, awards $3,000 to Mindi and Jesse Graham for Special Olympics Fulton County. Special Olympics Fulton County Management Team is happy to announce that Special Olympics Pennsylvania awarded $3,000 to the Fulton County chapter for the athletes of Fulton County. Local leader Mindi Graham accepted the check at the Fall Festival held November 3-5 at Villanova University from Matt Aaron, president and CEO. The contribution was from members of the statewide board of dDirectors to assist the Fulton County Management Team to bring sports training and competition opportunities to residents of Fulton County with intellectual disabilities.

The first competition sport in Fulton County will be bocce ball. This sport is set up in all three county school districts for athletes to participate in and practice for the competition thanks to a grant from The Krivak Trust. The trust is administered through Franklin/Fulton MH/MR for residents of Fulton County with intellectual disabilities.

The goal for Fulton County is for the athletes to compete locally and then statewide and ultimately internationally with three sports.

Please join Special Olympics Fulton County at the McConnellsburg Alumni and Friends building Wednesday, January 18, from 6 p.m. to 9 p. m. for Special Olympics bocce ball. The competition will be from 6:30-8:30 P.M. This event is open to the public to raise awareness for the program and to gain volunteers and athletes and to have a lot of fun.

For more information regarding volunteering, coaching or participating in the sporting event, please contact local manager Mindi Graham at 717-485-4054. The Special Olympics Fulton County meetings are held the third Thursday of every month at the McConnellsburg Alumni and Friends at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

About Special Olympics Pennsylvania

Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) provides year- round training and competition in 22 Olympic- type sports to more than 20,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities or closely related developmental disabilities. For more information about how you can “Be a Fan” of SOPA, visit the Web site at www.specialolympicspa.org.

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