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Palmetto Goodwill Donates $1000 to Special Olympics South Carolina

North Charleston, SC – Palmetto Goodwill recently presented Special Olympics South Carolina with a $1000 check from proceeds raised during the 2017 Hippie Dash, held at Park Circle in North Charleston.  The 5K fun run and walk was a Palmetto Goodwill initiative to help raise awareness regarding issues that people with disabilities face on a daily basis – including transportation, housing and employment.  The Special Olympics Racing Club participated in and helped promote the race.

Presenting the check was Palmetto Goodwill President/CEO Robert Smith, along with Vice President of Community Relations Tina Marshall.  Mr. Smith was impressed with the Special Olympians, stating, “The determination displayed by these athletes during the run was amazing – but not surprising given the challenges they face every day.  Palmetto Goodwill is proud to support these athletes and the great work being done by Special Olympics.”

Accepting on behalf of Special Olympics was Area 6 Director Megan Reynolds.  Ms. Reynolds applauded the event, saying, “Inclusion goes beyond invitation – it is involvement, and opening up oneself to the ideas and friendship that another individual can bring. Being Brave in the Attempt is something that our athletes vow to accomplish, and manage to embody, so long as they are respectively and supportively given the opportunity to do so.”

Special Olympics South Carolina provides year-round athletic training and competition for 25,588 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Area 6 is a sub-region of Special Olympics South Carolina, and serves more than 1,000 athletes in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. Athletes have opportunities to compete on the state, national, regional and international competition level.  To learn more about Special Olympics South Carolina and Area 6 visit www.so-sc.org or call Area 6 Director Megan Reynolds at 803-370-6990.

Palmetto Goodwill is a not-for-profit social service organization whose mission is to help people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work. More than 90 percent of Goodwill’s revenue goes to fund mission related services. Goodwill serves their mission by providing career counseling, job training, and other employment related programs to people with barriers to employment. Last year, Goodwill placed more than 1,596 people into new jobs and provided services for more than 57,981 people. For more information about Goodwill’s programs and services, please visit palmettogoodwill.org or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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