Particular Olympics of Pasco was the featured charitable giving group on the Pasco County Tax Collector’s workplace this previous April. Particular Olympics of Pasco is a sports activities and coaching program for folks with mental disabilities. In Pasco, 1500 college students take part in Particular Olympics. Coaching in virtually two dozen totally different sports activities is supplied freed from cost to contributors.
Funds raised final yr helped the Pasco staff attend the 2022 Nationwide Particular Olympics USA Video games in Orlando earlier this month. The Pasco County flag soccer staff, the Dolphins, received gold. Moreover, two Pasco athletes medaled in swimming and the triathlon (Andrew Ahearn received bronze in swimming and triathlon and Walter Fischer received gold and two bronze medals in relay-swimming occasions). A complete of $7,100 was raised to learn Particular Olympics of Pasco throughout this charitable giving drive.
“Particular Olympics of Pasco County wish to thank the Mike Fasano Tax Collector Workplaces for his or her donation,” feedback John Yerke, Management Coordinator. “These funds will assist unfold the phrase about acceptance and inclusion throughout Pasco County.”
“Particular Olympics of Pasco has lengthy held a particular place in my coronary heart,” states Tax Collector Mike Fasano. “I’m proud that our workers and our neighborhood helps this group that helps carry function to so many lives. The athletes and the volunteers who work with them are a few of the kindest, most optimistic folks I’ve ever met. So most of the athletes have mental challenges that make life tough. To see the enjoyment on the face of an athlete as they cross the end line is indescribable. Particular Olympics of Pasco supplies a respite from the difficulties many take care of each day. It additionally supplies a spot to be with others who additionally aspire to do their absolute best.”
For extra particulars concerning the charitable giving program, or companies supplied by the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Workplace, please contact Greg Giordano, Assistant Tax Collector at 727-847-8179 or go to www.pascotaxes.com . For extra details about Particular Olympics of Pasco please contact Joeyn Dearsman, Senior Program Supervisor at 727-774-3062 or go to https://www.specialolympicsflorida.org/contact
[Photo – Chief Deputy Tax Collector Tim Couet, Assistant Tax Collector Greg Giordano, Special Olympics of Pasco Leadership Coordinator John Yerke, athletes, family members and tax collector staff were all on hand to deliver the check to the Special Olympians]