Special Olympics Florida-Miami Dade To Celebrate Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day
Saturday, 09/21/2013 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
La Gorce Country Club, Miami Beach
5685 Alton Road,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Special Olympics Florida-Miami Dade Celebrates Achievements of their Athletes and Dedication of their Coaches
MIAMI-DADE, FLORIDA â€“ Special Olympics Florida, Miami-Dade County (SOMDC) will celebrate Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day by honoring their most deserving Athletes, Coaches, Volunteers and Supporters at their annual Sponsor an Athlete Awards Dinner. The event will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 7pm-11pm at the prestigious La Gorce Country Club, Miami Beach.
Premiere Special Olympics Sponsor Publix, Title Sponsor 123 LumpSum, Presenting Sponsor Wells Fargo Advisors and Media Partner Miami Herald are all event supporters. The event will be hosted by Miami Herald columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner Dave Barry. Those awarded will be introduced by documentary shorts produced by award winning film producer, Carl Kesser. Their stories show the far-reaching impact that one woman had and how others have been inspired to continue her work and dream.
Honoring the legacy of Eunice Kennedy Shriver presents a unique opportunity to
seize the goodwill generated from her lifetime commitment to people with intellectual disabilities. The event will celebrate the inspiration and impact of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, by recognizing those who make her dream a reality in Miami-Dade County and by inspiring Miami-Dade community leaders to be architects of change with passion and purpose.
Highlights of the night include a VIP cocktail reception with a silent auction, sit down dinner, live auction and dancing. Music will be powered by Spam Allstars.
Tickets for the Annual Awards Dinner are $350 and can be purchased online at www.specialolympicsflorida.org/awards. Each ticket sold will sponsor one Miami-Dade athlete for a full year of sports training and competition.
â€œThe Annual Awards Dinner is our opportunity to recognize our most incredible Athletes and Coaches, say thank you to our volunteers and community partners, and raise awareness and funds to support Miami-Dade Countyâ€™s program that serves nearly 3,000 Athletes. We cannot think of a better way to honor Special Olympics Founder, Eunice Kennedy Shriver.â€ states Linsey Harris Smith, Program Director, Special Olympics Florida, Miami-Dade County.
â€œ123 LumpSum is excited to be a part of such a prestigious event. As an avid runner and father it is truly an honor to supportÂ these athletes and help fulfill their dreamsâ€, states Andrew Savysky, President, 123 LumpSum
About Special Olympics Florida, Miami-Dade County
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Visit www.specialolympicsflorida.org to learn more.
About Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day is an annual celebration of her life and an invitation for everyone to “Play Unified to Live Unified!” This global call to action stems from Mrs. Shriver’s teaching that on the playing field, we forget about our differences and recognize our mutual humanity. On EKS Day, we invite you to join us in playing unified and teaching the world to live unified. We are demonstrating Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s enduring vision by calling upon athletes, families and friends to come together in a day of inclusive sport and play.
About 123 LumpSum
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