DIETRICH and the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania joined forces for the 30th Anniversary of the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania Fall Festival at Villanova University from November 2nd – 4th as part of the Special Olympics’ Inclusion Revolution. The Fall Festival is the largest student-run Special Olympics event in the world with 1,200 coaches, athletes and Unified Partners representing 40 Special Olympics of PA (SOPA) programs. DIETRICH’s team joined the more than 6,000 University and community volunteers to help support the weekend’s events which kicked off with the Unified Fall Festival Torch Run and Opening Ceremonies with special guests Villanova Basketball Coach Jay Wright, the Villanova Wildcats and ESPN anchor Michele Steele. Competitions in six Olympic-type sports continued from Friday through Sunday with additional events featuring Healthy Athlete screenings, an Olympic Town with games, music and fun, a Victory Dance and Closing Ceremonies. DIETRICH’s sponsorship enabled more than 12 athletes to complete at the Fall Festival, expense free.
DIETRICH is gearing up to sponsor the upcoming Special Olympics of Pennsylvania Polar Plunge at Drexel University later this month. “A year-round partnership with SOPA is something we have been wanting to do for a long time. Special Olympics and all that they have done over the last 60 years for individuals with intellectual disabilities is inspiring. To be a part of their future as they continue and grow and evolve is exciting. They are finding new ways serve their athletes better while expanding and reaching individuals who have not yet experienced all that Special Olympics has to offer. We have that in common, the desire to better serve our clients while finding new ways to reinvent ourselves and our offerings, and expanding our relations within the retirement industry. Most importantly, SOPA and DIETRICH both have a passion to be the ambassadors of change for a better world.”, Says Krista Koteles, Vice President of Marketing with DIETRICH.
To learn more about SOPA: visit http://www.specialolympicspa.org/