As you may know I’ve been volunteering with Special Olympics since I had dark hair (the 16th century) and the impact the organization makes on children, teens and adults with intellectual disabilities never ceases to amaze me. It’s exciting to see.
Special needs individuals seem to have taken on a political correctness, which is fine as long as it gets expressed in action – not words. Special Olympics athletes and their families deserve much more, which is why I am asking for your help.
The Goldcorp Invitational Golf Tournament is one of only two public fundraisers done by Special Olympics BC and hence is extremely important to Special O’s ability to provide programs for kids as young as two years old. Obviously not everyone can participate in the golf tournament but we can all help by bidding in our online auction.
It runs for only a week and closes at noon on Tuesday, June 21st – and then all high bids go through to the live action at the tournament to see if anyone wants to put in a higher bid.
Here’s an auction sample:
- Turtle Bay Resort, on Oahu’s North Shore, is the original A List Resort, ranked in the top 75 in the World by Golf Digest. Famed golfer Arnold Palmer liked it so much he designed a golf course specifically to take advantage of Turtle Bay’s breathtaking natural beauty. Bid on a four-night resort experience complete with a range of activities including golf, spa, mountain biking and water sports.
And there is much more. Concerts, trips, dinners, signed jerseys, gift certificates - or just a straight ahead donation. Have a look at the first page of auction items by clicking here, and check out the full list of live and silent auction items too - http://www.specialolympics.bc.ca/goldcorp-invitational-auction
It not only means a lot to me but more importantly your donation or bid provides help to some very deserving individuals.