June 14, 2018


Nazareth College
Julie Long (585) 389-2456 (o)
(585) 781-8186 (cell)

Tom Golisano & the
Golisano Foundation
Dalmath Associates (585) 586-6650
Jean Dalmath 585-755-6911
Amanda Antinore (585 729-7533
Media Advisory
Golisano Training Center Groundbreaking is Today at 11AM at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY
Model Inclusive Training Center Will Serve Athletes
of All Abilities
Special Olympics Chairman Dr. Timothy Shriver to Speak
Nazareth College, Tom Golisano, Special Olympics International Chairman Tim Shriver, and local Special Olympians, will host a groundbreaking for the new Golisano Training Center.

The 91,000-square-foot facility will provide an indoor track, field, courts, and training facilities to promote the fitness and wellness of Nazareth students, while also providing an innovative and inclusive training center that will level the playing field for athletes of all abilities and ages through Nazareth’s partnership with the Special Olympics of New York (SONY).

Shriver will speak about importance of Nazareth’s commitment to creating a new model of inclusion, fitness, and wellness for athletes with intellectual disabilities.
Golisano has given $7.5 million towards the overall cost of $23.5 million for the new training center.
Shriver leads the International Board of Directors of Special Olympics and serves together with over 5.6 million Special Olympics athletes in 172 countries to promote health, education, and a more unified world through the joy of sports.
Thursday, June 14, at 11 a.m.
Nazareth College | George Hall Lot O
Nazareth College, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y., 14618
PLEASE confirm attendance with Chief PR Officer Julie Long at (585) 781-8186
**easier entrance is off of French Road**
Media will park in reserved spots in Lot O
About Golisano Foundation
The Golisano Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the United States devoted exclusively to supporting programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Founded in 1985 with an initial gift of $90,000 from Tom Golisano, the founder and Chairman of Paychex, the Foundation now has more than $40 million in gross assets, has awarded more than $24 million in grants, about $2 million annually, primarily to non-profit organizations in a multi-county region surrounding Rochester, New York, Western New York and Southwest Florida.
For more information see www.golisanofoundation.org .