Last week, your Board of Directors approved a $5,000 contribution to Georgia Special Olympics - to sponsor the Special Olympics State Horse Show that will take place May 28-29 at Wills Park in Alpharetta. More than 600 athletes, coaches, horse handlers, and volunteers will participate in this event. Together with the Rotaract Club of Atlanta, we also have the opportunity to fill ten volunteer spots at the event. More on that volunteer opportunity to follow.
This contribution is just the most recent in a long Dunwoody history of supporting Special Olympics. For more than ten years, many of us volunteered as coaches, scorekeepers, ball chasers and most importantly, cheerleaders at the basketball skills workshops at Peachtree Charter Middle School - most recently in September 2019 before COVID-19. The Dunwoody High Interact Club and Atlanta Rotaract Club have partnered with us in this event. We played the same roles at a baseball skills workshop at Peachtree when Bill Woulfin was District Governor.
For several years, we also sponsored (funded) the medical tent at the annual Special Olympics statewide games.
Mark your calendars for May 28-29 and watch for more information. In the meantime, help celebrate making a difference in the lives of these young people.