Local Special Olympics Receives $175,000 Donation

Jay DiPietro, CCM Inducted into SOPBC Hall of Fame

Spec Olympics - Jay D Induction Mar 2010

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Special Olympics Florida—Palm Beach County was the recipient of a $175,000 donation from the Seminole Region Club Managers Association of America.

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for people eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities.

Thanks to generous benefactors such as the Club Managers Association of America, the Special Olympics program was recently expanded to include aspiring athletes between the ages of 2 and 7. The new Young AthletesTM Program focuses on the development of basic sports skills to prepare these younger, developing athletes for Special Olympics training and competition later on.

Jay DiPietro, CCM, President & General Manager of Boca West Country Club was inducted into the Special Olympics Palm Beach County Hall of Fame. He was recognized for his years of support and dedication to Special Olympics, and to people with disabilities.

A portion of the funds will help support the Special Olympics Palm Beach County Wildcards softball team. The team recently won a Gold medal at the State Fall Classic in Disney’s Wide World of Sports and will travel to Lincoln, Nebraska in 2010 to participate in the Special Olympics 2010 USA National Games.

For more information on Special Olympics Florida—Palm Beach County, please contact County Coordinator Rich Fleming at 561-966-7019.

Press Release contact: 
Jackie Lambert