Foxwoods Resort Casino held a dinner, on July 10th, to honor its employees who volunteered at the 2012 Special Olympics Connecticut Summer Games and to celebrate its twenty year partnership with the organization.
One outstanding, long-time volunteer, Gisele Perry, was presented with the 1st Annual George Ford Memorial Award for her "dedication, enthusiasm, and compassion (that helps) to advance the vision of the Special Olympics."
The award was named for George Ford who resided in Fairfield and volunteered for Special Olympics for more than 30 years. He was a leader of the Special Olympics aquatics program and served as Head Official at both State Games and Regional tournaments. George’s wife Betty, son Dennis, and daughter Betsy – a Special Olympics athlete – were on hand to help present the award.
Foxwoods' Barbara Currier and Jenn Hess were also recognized for their many years of dedication, leadership and service to Special Olympics Connecticut.
Since 1992, Foxwoods Resort Casino and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation have supported Special Olympics Connecticut by hosting yearly fundraising events and offering support from over 100 volunteers annually. For the last 19 years, Foxwoods has also sponsored the aquatics venue at Summer Games.
About Special Olympics Connecticut
Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for more than 13,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and Unified Partners (their teammates without disabilities). Through a myriad of initiatives throughout the state and the world, Special Olympics is a movement that’s changing attitudes and changing lives by inspiring inclusion, understanding and respect for people of all abilities, in all aspects of life. (www.soct.org)
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