The Special Olympics New York Junior Advisory Committee will host its 1st annual cocktail soiree to benefit Special Olympics programs in New York City. Enjoy an evening of hot music by DJ KISS, a Christiania Vodka open bar, gift bags, and fantastic conversation—not your average charity event. Learn about how you can make a difference in the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The proceeds from the evening will go to providing medical screenings for these athletes before their next competition.
Launched in 2007, the Special Olympics New York Junior Advisory Committee was established to spread awareness, raise revenue, recruit volunteers and build the next generation of leaders to help guide the work of Special Olympics New York.
Date: May 13, 2008
Location: Socialista; 505 West Street New York, NY
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 PM.
Ticket Price: $75 in advance, $100 at the door. (tax deductible)
Press Inquiries or RSVP Contact: please contact Lindsey Benoit at email@example.com or 718.908.6593.
Sponsored by: Christiania Vodka, DJ KISS, Essie Cosmetics, Socialista, Special Olympics, Universal Music, Wine Cellar Sorbet
About Special Olympics:
Special Olympics empowers children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities including mental retardation, autism and Down syndrome, through a variety of Olympic-style sports training, athletic competitions and other-related programming slated year-round. Special Olympics New York serves more than 46,000 athletes – 26,000 in New York City alone – and trains hundreds of coaches and works with over 25,000 volunteers who conduct more than 400 trainings and competitions in 22 sports annually. Special Olympics programs in New York City provide an opportunity for athletes to showcase their broad range of abilities, resulting in improved self-esteem, increased social interactions and enhanced leadership skills. Special Olympics does not charge athletes and their families to participate in any of the programs.