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2016-09-19 - Special Olympics PEI Recognizes City of Charlottetown


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Charlottetown, PEI, September 19, 2016 – Special Olympics PEI is thrilled to recognize the City of Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department as Facility of the Year. This Award was presented at Special Olympics PEI’s Annual Awards Ceremony this past weekend in Charlottetown. The City of Charlottetown’s Deputy Mayor, Mike Duffy, accepted this Award on behalf of the City.

When selecting a facility as Facility of the Year, Special Olympics likes to recognize a facility that opens both their doors and the arms to our athletes. The City of Charlottetown has done this, and so much more, supporting numerous sport programs and fundraising events.

To quote from the City of Charlottetown’s Award Nomination: "Special Olympics PEI has been fortunate to have a good relationship with the City of the Charlottetown. For many years, The City of Charlottetown has supported our programs through fundraising and facilities. They have a busy task during the summer months keeping the softball, soccer and bocce fields groomed to perfection for use by Special Olympics PEI athletes, coaches, and volunteers. Each week the staff ensure the fields are impeccable, even after inclement weather. This does not go unnoticed. This effort can only enhance the experience that our athletes enjoy while learning and practicing their specific sport. Not only does the City of Charlottetown support and partner with Special Olympics PEI on the field, but off the field as well! This is done through donations, sponsorships and awards".

About Special Olympics PEI:
Established in 1987, the PEI chapter of this international movement is dedicated to enriching the lives of Islanders with an intellectual disability through the transformative power and joy of sport. Operating out of sport clubs in 4 Councils, this grassroots movement reaches beyond the sphere of sport to empower individuals, change attitudes and build communities. From two-year-olds to mature adults, over 250 athletes with an intellectual disability are registered in Special Olympics PEI’s year-round programs across the province. They are supported by more than 120 volunteers. Special Olympics PEI wishes to acknowledge and thank Founding Partner, PEI Mutual Insurance Company.
For more information, visit www.sopei.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@Special OPEI).


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For media enquiries and to arrange interviews, please contact:
Charity Sheehan
2 | Special Olympics
Executive Director
Special Olympics PEI
T: 902.368.8919
csheehan@sopei.com



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