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GOLO Continues Its Support of Local Special Olympics Chapters

GOLO Continues Its Support of Local Special Olympics Chapters

Finding meaningful ways to give back to your local area is more important now than ever. As a mission-driven company with deep roots in the community, GOLO is committed to providing critical financial assistance to deserving grassroots organizations that promote health and wellness initiatives.

One of our absolute favorite organizations to work with is Special Olympics, whose mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Read more about our recent donations to local chapters of Special Olympics in Delaware and Nevada below:

GOLO and Special Olympics Delaware

June 22, 2022 – GOLO, the pioneering wellness solutions company from Newark, Delaware, announced a $5,000 donation to Special Olympics Delaware, a leading non-profit focused on the needs of people with intellectual disabilities. The donation by GOLO continues the company’s ongoing commitment to supporting community-based health and wellness initiatives throughout the state of Delaware.

“We’re pleased, once again, to support the incredibly vital role that Special Olympics Delaware plays in our local community,” said Jennifer Brooks, President, GOLO, LLC. “We salute their commitment and dedication to improving the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.”

Headquartered in Newark, Delaware, GOLO empowers individuals and communities by helping them take control of their health and wellness. The company’s donation to Special Olympics Delaware will support a range of programming, including wellness education and athletic competitions.

“We are so pleased to team up again with GOLO,” said David Halley, President, and CEO of Special Olympics Delaware. “With their emphasis on supporting health and wellness programs in the community, GOLO is a fantastic fit as a partner. This donation will go directly towards funding our healthy athlete program, which will focus on health screenings and education to help ensure the long-term well-being of our athletes.”

Special Olympics stands as a leader in the field of intellectual disability and has sharpened the focus on its mission as not just "nice," but critical, not just as a sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities, but also an effective catalyst for social change. The Special Olympics movement unlocks the joy of sport to inspire people to open their minds to human giftedness, to accept, include and value people with intellectual disabilities in all aspects of life, and thereby unite people in a shared belief of a more just and welcoming world.

Special Olympics of Delaware provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for more than 4,200 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. Find out more at sode.org

 

GOLO and Special Olympics Nevada

May 18, 2022 - GOLO, the pioneering wellness solutions company with facilities in Newark, DE and Las Vegas, NV announced a $5,000 donation to support Special Olympics Nevada. The funds will provide for a range of programming, including athlete health, nutrition, and fitness education initiatives. The donation also reflects GOLO's ongoing commitment to supporting community-based health and wellness initiatives throughout the state of Nevada. 

"We're thrilled to continue our support for the critical role that Special Olympics Nevada plays in the lives of families in the local community," says Jennifer Brooks, President, GOLO, LLC. "From providing year-round training and competitions for individuals with intellectual disabilities to advocating for regular health care for their athletes, we applaud the dedication and commitment of their team."

Special Olympics Nevada (SONV) is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through sports, education, leadership, and athlete health. SONV offers community sports in 12 counties throughout the state. SONV also supports students in 113 schools through the Schools Partnership Program. Its Healthy Athletes program provides access to much-needed screenings and education, which improves health and fitness outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities.

“Support from companies such as GOLO is vital in allowing us to continue to provide health and nutrition programs to Nevadans with intellectual disabilities, a population that is at a higher risk for health problems yet are denied or lack access to services,” said Terrence Thornton, executive director of Special Olympics Nevada. “Our Healthy Athletes program has discovered undetected health problems in our athletes, alleviated pain, and provided health services that otherwise would not be available.”

With logistics and distribution facilities in Las Vegas, NV, GOLO empowers individuals and communities by helping them take control of their health and wellness. GOLO also encourages our employees to participate in local activities that support health and wellness, such as events hosted by the local chapters of the Special Olympics of Delaware and Nevada. It’s yet another way we give back to the community.  Click here to learn more about our charitable giving initiatives.  For media inquiries, please contact mack@golo.com.

For more information on Special Olympics Nevada, please visit www.sonv.org.

 

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