Cottage Well being group is 2019 Give-A-Palooza champion
Native companies group up with Particular Olympics athletes. (Courtesy photograph)
For years, a bunch of company philanthropists have gathered to play video games to boost cash for the Particular Olympics of Southern California, Santa Barbara Area. On April 26, after the 4 years of Give-A-Palooza Video games, $100,000 has been raised.
Various the collaborating corporations have been concerned in Give-A-Palooza since its inception, whereas others joined alongside the way in which, and there may be at all times room for extra contributors.
The primary cause these corporations are concerned within the occasion is to foster teamwork with workers and Particular Olympics athletes, promote enjoyable competitors, and lift cash for a corporation devoted to bettering the lives of individuals in our neighborhood.
There’s a secondary, not-so-serious cause, although. The groups are after the bragging rights of profitable the video games and taking house a Four-foot-tall trophy. This 12 months, Cottage Well being will show the trophy till Might 2020.
Cottage Well being beat out groups from Deckers Manufacturers, Montecito Financial institution & Belief, Procore, Cox Communications, Santa Barbara Zoo, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, and The Towbes Group.
Health 805 is essential to the success of the video games as they’ve donated their time to prepare the sports activities for the athletes and the scoring of the video games for the reason that starting of Give-A-Palooza. The video games are introduced by occasion emcee and commentator Joe Buttitta.
The athletes and spectators had been fueled with meals and drinks from Rusty’s Pizza, Coca-Cola, Powerade and Kona Ice.
Particular Olympics is the world’s largest sports activities group for folks with mental disabilities. By the ability of sports activities, folks with mental disabilities uncover new strengths and skills, abilities, and success.
Athletes discover pleasure, confidence and achievement on the taking part in area and in life. They encourage folks of their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human abilities and potential.
“Give-A-Palooza continues to convey the company neighborhood collectively for a day of enjoyable and pleasant competitors,” mentioned Michelle Konoske, CFO of the Towbes Group.
“Our group members on the Towbes Group speak about this occasion all 12 months lengthy and it has rapidly turn out to be certainly one of our favourite neighborhood involvement alternatives,” she mentioned.
The occasion continues to develop with new sponsors, new video games, and a brand new champion every year. Corporations taken with collaborating within the fifth Annual Give-A-Palooza Video games in 2020, can contact Jessica Doss at [email protected]
— Jessica Doss for The Towbes Group.