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Friday, December 13, 2013

AmpliVox Stands Behind Special Olympics

AmpliVox Sound Systems was proud to announce that it had signed on as a sponsor for the Special Olympics Illinois Sixth Annual Inspire Greatness Gala. This fundraising dinner, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago on October 26, supported the wide variety of athletic competitions and programs offered by Special Olympics for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics endeavors to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.

The Illinois branch of Special Olympics provides opportunities for more than 21,000 athletes, 40,000 volunteers and thousands more people statewide. In 2012, the Inspire Greatness Gala raised approximately $650,000 to support those programs.

Don & Nancy c.1968
Special Olympics has been close to the heart of AmpliVox CEO Don Roth for decades. In fact, he and his wife Nancy were present at the first International Games of Special Olympics, which took place at Chicago’s Soldier Field in July 1968. Originally envisioned as a one-time event, over 1000 athletes from all over the US and Canada competed.

“It is a thrill to see how far Special Olympics has come in the decades since those first games at Soldier Field,” reflects Roth.

“This organization has inspired hope and provided encouragement for young people around the world, and made all of us appreciate the strength and determination of individuals with disabilities.

AmpliVox is very proud to support Special Olympics Illinois in all their endeavors, including the Inspire Greatness fundraiser.”

For more information on the 2013 Gala, please visit: http://www.soill.org/event/inspire-greatness-gala/