MONTEREY, Calif., April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital Insurance Group® (CIG), the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western United States, has teamed up with Special Olympics Northern California to become an annual partner and the presenting sponsor for the 2016 Northern California Schools Partnership Program Monterey Track and Field Meet.
"The entire CIG team is excited to partner with Special Olympics Northern California, and help provide a great experience and open doors for fun, sportsmanship and friendly competition to those in our community who otherwise may lack the opportunity to participate," said Arne Chatterton, President & CEO of Capital Insurance Group. "Supporting local charities and organizations always has been important to us, and we're happy to join the Special Olympics Northern California team in providing such an invaluable program to so many."
Special Olympics provides athletic opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities with the goal of instilling the confidence needed to succeed in life. The partnership allows CIG to assist Special Olympics in delivering a fun and rewarding experience to student-athletes through donations, volunteer team support and participation at the 2016 Northern California Schools Partnership Program Monterey Track and Field Meet opening ceremony.
"We are always excited to introduce new partners to the spirit of Special Olympics. Our student-athletes have been training for eight weeks and are ready to compete and give it their all," said David Solo, CEO and President for Special Olympics Northern California and Nevada. "CIG employees will participate in a day that solidifies unity, respect and inclusion among the students in Monterey County. We thank CIG for understanding the value our program brings to their community."
The 2016 Northern California Schools Partnership Program Monterey Track and Field will take place at Monterey Peninsula College, located at 980 Freemont St., on Friday, April 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Approximately 500 student-athletes ranging from grades K-12 and representing Salinas Unified School District, Salinas Union High School District, South Monterey County Joint Union High School District, North Monterey County Joint Union High School District, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District and Soledad Unified School District will participate. General education students will also be on-hand to organize the day's event and participate in Unified relays, which team-up special education students with their general education peers.
CIG employees will have the opportunity to present athlete awards for the races, including the mile, 100 and 50 meter dashes and wheelchair races. Student-athletes also will participate in field events including, turbo javelin, softball throw, tennis ball throw and standing long jump.
In addition, CIG will be the presenting sponsor for the two-day Special Olympics Nevada Summer Games at the University of Nevada, Reno on Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4. Student athletes compete in the spring to earn the opportunity to participate in the summer games, which consist of a day of track and field and aquatic competitions.
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About Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada
Special Olympics Northern California and Nevada is a free year-round sports training and competition program for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. There are 25,840 athletes who compete in 226 competitions throughout the regions in 12 sports. Special Olympics requires the extraordinary support and time of 23,700 volunteers and volunteer coaches. Financial support comes almost exclusively from individuals, organizations, corporations and foundations. For more information on Special Olympics Northern California, visit www.SONC.org and visit www.SONV.org for Nevada.
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