Do you guys remember my April blog about the importance of fundraising? As you all know, Lebanon County Special Olympics of PA is a free year-round sports program for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Lebanon County Special Olympics alone had over 200 athletes participating in various sports last year! While it is free to the athletes, there are costs to run the program, of course. We as athletes, family, and friends, can support Lebanon County Special Olympics by giving donations and taking part in our fundraisers.
The first fundraiser I want to tell you about is the cool new t-shirts that were designed just for Lebanon County Special Olympics supporters of us athletes! The tees have a silhouette of a super hero and a cartoon image of an athlete in front of the super hero, and it includes a message about supporting our Super Athletes! I personally love these t-shirts and I'm buying one, for sure! They are a great way of expressing our family and friends' involvement and support of the athletes. T-shirt costs are $8 for all children's sizes, and Adults' Small through X-Large are $10 each. 2XL-4XL are $12 each. These tees will be available for purchase at our August 16th car wash at Fox's Automotive at 29 Cumberland St in Lebanon. You can also buy shirts directly from Joan who can be reached at (717) 272 -1332 (mailbox #3). More info about the car wash can be found on the Lebanon County Special Olympics Facebook page and in our Fall Sports 2014 newsletter.
Another fun fundraiser we are currently participating in is the Sheetz FUNdraizer! You can purchase a booklet of coupons for only $10 and the coupons have at least $20 in value! I have purchased multiple booklets over the past 7 months, both for myself and as gifts. I don't know about you, but I often have difficulty finding appropriate gifts for my friends and family. The coupons have something for everyone, whether you love fries, donuts, soda, or sandwiches! The Sheetz booklets can be purchased directly from Joan (please see her contact info in previous paragraph.)
We all love Lebanon County Special Olympics of PA and the part it plays in our lives, and one of the best ways to express our appreciation and support is to participate in our fundraisers. Not only is it a great way of helping to fund the program and show support, but it is also an easy way to obtain fun gifts for family and friends, and all of our fundraisers help spread the word about Lebanon County Special Olympics of PA!
Thanks for your continued support,
Lebanon County Special Olympics Athlete Liaison