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Rhino Shield Participating in the Duck Pluck

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Each year, the Special Olympics Georgia hosts their Annual Duck Pluck event, raising money to support their 27,115 Special Olympic Athletes all across the gorgeous Peach State. For the last four years, it’s been an honor and privilege for us to both sponsor and participate in an event that helps so many amazing individuals accomplish their goals of becoming an Olympic Athlete.

This year the event will take place August 11th at 1:00pm at Post Chastain. Funds from the event provide athletes with meals and housing during the State Games. The Special Olympics Georgia has currently raised $6,546 out of their $10,000 goal with several outstanding prizes including two round trip tickets on Spirit Airlines, a two night stay at the King & Prince Beach and Golf Resort in Saint Simons Island, a Dell Laptop Computer, a $400 Visa Gift Card, a YETI 35 Cooler and Tumbler and a $250 Macy’s Gift Card. In addition, for each duck you adopt, you will receive an equal amount of entries in a monthly drawing for a $25 American Express gift card through the month of August.

We encourage all of our employees and clients to help the Special Olympics Georgia reach their goal by adopting a duck today. A small donation of just $5.00 will provide one meal for one athlete at the State Games. For your $5.00 donation, you will be able to adopt one duck. The more ducks you adopt, the more meals you provide AND the more chances you have to win one of the awesome prizes listed above.

We couldn’t be more proud to be a part of such an amazing organization, an exciting event, and a place where dreams come true every single day. Head over to www.duckrace.com/atlanta for more information on their August 11th event. We ask and encourage each of you to adopt your duck today!

Special Olympics Send Thanks

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

The Special Olympics is a global organization that prides itself on being the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities. Each year the organization raises countless amounts of money to bring hope, strength, confidence, and success to those with intellectual disabilities. Although the organization is run on a global level, it has locally run branches as well.

This year Rhino Shield donated to Special Olympics Georgia, and became a Finish Line Sponsor for the 2016 Duck Pluck, which will be held August 12 of this year at Post Chastain Apartments on Roswell Road in Georgia . Through our donation, we were able to cover in full the expenses required for thirteen athletes to attend a weekend-long States Game competition sometime in the near future.

In the letter we received from Special Olympics Georgia, it said, “Elena, a Special Olympics athlete expressed the importance of Special Olympics Georgia by saying, ‘Without Special Olympics, I wouldn’t be as healthy or as active as I am. Special Olympics Georgia gives me the opportunity to do what I love to do- rhythmic gymnastics. I get to be around people just like me, compete with them, and become friends with them. Special Olympics Georgia has helped me to become more confident and not be afraid to try things, and it has helped make me the person I am today.'”

We are so excited and honored to donate to an organization who does so much good for their community, and makes the dreams of so many come true. We may have received a thank you from them, but we’re the ones who are thankful.