Thursday, August 27, 2009

Help Us Help Special Olympics

Congratulations to Team McGladrey member Natalie Gulbis and the entire USA Team on winning the Solheim Cup! With that victory behind us and with back-to-school activities in full swing, our thoughts are turning to the fall. And with thoughts of fall come thoughts of the National Championship for The McGladrey Team Championship, scheduled for Oct. 26 – 28 in beautiful Pinehurst!

This third year of The McGladrey Team Championship will be extra special for two reasons: (1) all three Team McGladrey members – Chris DiMarco, Natalie Gulbis and Zach Johnson – will come together for the first time, and (2) we’ll continue our focus on The McGladrey Team Championship/Special Olympics partnership.

Throughout Special Olympics 40-year history, athletes with intellectual disabilities have come together to compete, showing that people of all backgrounds, cultures, races and ages can work together to celebrate what we have in common. Whether they’re receiving an autographed golf ball from PGA Tour Professional Zach Johnson or a putting lesson from LPGA Tour Professional Natalie Gulbis, the excitement and enthusiasm of Special Olympics athletes is contagious.

RSM McGladrey will celebrate Special Olympics athletes through a silent auction at The McGladrey Team Championship National Championship in October in Pinehurst, with all proceeds going to Special Olympics golf program. But, for the auction to be successful, we need YOUR help!

We are looking for donated auction items. These can be products (iPods, autographed sports memorabilia, etc.) or professional services – anything of value on which people might be interested in bidding for a worthy cause. If you have items suitable for donation and/or if you know of someone who might be interested in making a donation, please submit a completed donation form at your earliest convenience. If you have questions, contact Ricki Lasky, Senior Director of Sports Marketing with RSM McGladrey via e-mail at ricki.lasky@rsmi.com or by phone at 980.233.4721.
Thank you in advance for helping prove that with the right team, anything's possible!