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Monthly Archives: September 2016

A Touching Act of Generosity

Posted on September 16, 2016 | Posted in FundraisingGiving

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Acts of kindness – no matter how big or small – have the power to inspire and change lives beyond what we can imagine. One young man’s recent generosity moved those around him and multiplied his gift.

The Konopik family from Collier County recently purchased a new car at Tamiami Hyundai. After their purchase, they were given the opportunity to take their chances in the free “money machine,” a booth with a wind tunnel that throws cash around for the participant to grab.

The Konopik’s 11-year old son Jonathan entered the money machine and was able to snatch $131. Read More »


The Best Day Ever

Posted on September 2, 2016 | Posted in Play UnifiedSportsUnified Sports

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These last couple of weeks have brought some of the most amazing experiences of my life. I was given the opportunity to be a part of the Orlando City Soccer Club Special Olympics Unified team, and I was selected, alongside my teammate Cesar Aponte, to represent Orlando City in the MLS Works/Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star Soccer Match. This experience included being flown out to both San Jose and Chicago, fully decked out in Orlando City gear, to compete with partners and athletes representing different delegations from all around the country.

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