ATLANTA, June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA) received a $90,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS).
The grant will be used toward the organization's State Competitions and Volunteer Activities year-round programs.
This grant is truly important as Special Olympics Georgia is truly a grassroots effort. With only a small team of full-time employees, it takes a large and dedicated volunteer force to fulfill our mission and to make our State Games a reality. Whether a volunteer can commit to a single afternoon or come for a full weekend to volunteer there is a place for everyone.
"The UPS Foundation's financial support of SOGA is much needed and appreciated. The hundreds of UPS employees along with their family members who come out to the State Games is a tradition that we count on and look forward to every year. Special Olympics Georgia can always depend on the UPS volunteers who assist and cheer on the athletes and coaches throughout State Games weekends. Thank you to UPS employees, the athlete's biggest fans," said Georgia Milton-Sheats, Chief Executive Officer of SOGA.
Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Ga., The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: volunteerism, diversity, community safety and the environment.
In 2016, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $116.6 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
"The UPS Foundation is honored to support the Special Olympics Georgia efforts to provide sports training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities," said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS. "Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community."
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