March 12, 2011

More on Sisters

Alex has changed all of us, including her sister and my sisters. This is an e-mail I recently received from my sister. Can you imagine not knowing someone with down syndrome, and in our case not knowing about the Special Olympics? I shutter to think about it!

Dear friends and family, I hope this note finds you all well. I wanted to let you know about something I have been doing in hopes that you would consider sponsoring me. On April 9th I will be participating in a 3 hour spin ride to benefit the Special Olympics of New Jersey. As many of you know, my 17 year old niece, Alex, has downs syndrome. Last summer I had the amazing opportunity to watch her and her team mates compete in Nebraska as a special Olympic athlete representing Colorado. I was absolutely amazed @ the enthusiasm and tenacity of these athletes. Their determination was a sight to see. Their sense of commitment to their sport and to their team members is a lesson to us all and great fun was had by all, spectators and athletes alike. The dedication of their families, their coaches and organizations like the Special Olympics is what gives these athletes the opportunities to participate in such amazing games. If you would so kindly consider sponsoring me to raise money for the Special Olympics that would be greatly appreciated. It is very easy! Google, Special Olympics of New Jersey and click on Fundraising events. Go to April 9-10 Inspirational Ride, spin a thon @ Cando fitness in Princeton. Click "for more information." To the left of the screen you want to "sponsor a spinner". And then pick me! The rest is very self explanatory and they even take credit card for added convenience. Many thanks for your consideration and please call me with any questions! Lots of love, Katie

1 comment:

  1. Hi Gare, Thanks for posting this on your blog! I would love to raise as much money as I can for the Special Olympics in honor of the worlds best girl, Alex Bender. If people would like to donate to the cause I would love it. The instructions are listed above but they also need to know that my name is Katie Redmond (when they have to pick the spinners name) and the inspiration spin a thon is in Princeton, NJ on April 9th. I would love any and all support for this great cause!


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