Special Olympics Michigan Receives CVS Caremark Community Grant
- June 23, 2011
SPECIAL OLYMPICS MICHIGAN RECEIVES $3,000 CVS CAREMARK COMMUNITY GRANT
(Donation to Special Olympics Michigan is part of CVS Caremark Community Grants Commitment to Supporting Children with Disabilities)
June 23, 2011 - Special Olympics Michigan announced today that it has received a $3,000 CVS Caremark Community Grant. Special Olympic Michigan's mission is closely aligned with CVS Caremark All Kids Can, the company's signature philanthropic program focused on supporting children with disabilities. The grant from CVS Caremark will help Special Olympics Michigan cover costs for the State Summer Sports Classic July 15-16 in Canton and Ypsilanti. This event serves 550 athletes from around the state who will compete in softball and golf during the two day tournament. A formal check presentation will take place on Friday, July 16 at 8:30 a.m. at Pine View Golf Course in Ypsilanti during Opening Ceremonies for the Special Olympics Michigan 2011 State Summer Sports Classic.
"We are committed to making a positive impact in the communities where we live and work and the CVS Caremark Community grants program does just that by supporting organizations that truly make a difference in the lives of children and families," said Karen Ramos, Senior Manager, Community Relations, CVS Caremark Corporation. "We are proud to support the work that Special Olympics Michigan does in the community and we look forward to working with them in the year ahead."
Special Olympics Michigan Chief Program Officer Ann Guzdzial said, "The CVS team brings our team together on the playing field and offers everyone involved life changing experiences. The support of the CVS Caremark volunteers and funds provide the athletes who participate in this softball and golf tournament the power of community. The sense of care provided by CVS Caremark brings such hope to everyone involved."
Special Olympics Michigan was selected to receive a grant through the CVS Caremark Community Grants 2011 grant application process. Grants were awarded to organizations that share a common vision with CVS Caremark's All Kids Can program, which strives to make life easier for children with disabilities. The goal of the All Kids Can program is create more inclusive environments for children with and without disabilities to build self-esteem, lasting friendships and social skills, and to help children without disabilities learn diversity and tolerance.
"CVS Caremark is committed to helping children with disabilities learn, play and succeed in life," said Dennis Palmer, Senior Vice President, CVS Caremark. "Through this grant, we are able to help make an impact on the lives of children in the competing in Canton and Ypsilanti."
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