Here's Renee's interview with Mike Mason, Vice President and CFO for Special Olympics Connecticut
He chats about SOCT's involvement with Birdies for Charity and how you can help their organization!
About Special Olympics Connecticut
Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for over 12,000 athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and Unified Sports® partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities who are the athletes’ teammates).
In addition to its traditional sports programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities, the Special Olympics Unified Sports® program brings athletes with and without intellectual disabilities together to play sports, gain physical fitness and develop friendships. Special Olympics Unified Sports® is offered in communities across the state, for individuals of all ages.
Special Olympics Unified Sports® is also offered in 95% of public high schools across the state, through Special Olympics Connecticut’s partnership with the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC), as well as middle and elementary schools. The program provides students at every level opportunities to play sports and helps to create a more positive and inclusive school climate.
Click here to visit their site and learn more!
Birdies for Charity
Birdies for Charity is a giving platform that utilizes the excitement around the Travelers Championship to help nonprofits in communities across the region raise awareness and funds to support their missions. Nonprofit organizations simply solicit donations and receive a 15% bonus on every dollar raised!
Birdies for Charity Bonus Bucks
Each organization that raises money through BFC will receive at least a 15% bonus on top of each donation collected.
Increasing Awareness of Your Charity and Your Cause
The tournament provides opportunities for participating organizations to spread their mission through multimedia such as radio, website and social media.
Relieving Fundraising Challenges
All participating organizations will receive a unique website link to collect donations, a toolkit filled with promotional templates, and all administrative and processing fees will be covered by the Travelers Championship.
for more information!