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Golisano Foundation
Dalmath Associates
Jean Dalmath | 585-755-6911
Amanda Antinore | 585-729-7533

Western NY Flash, Special Olympics Teams from Buffalo and Rochester, and Starbridge are Promoting Inclusion and Respecting All Abilities at this Saturday's Game

July 22, 2016--Rochester, NY  - The  Western NY Flash is p romoting inclusion of people of all abilities including those with developmental  disabilities with several activities at this Saturday's soccer game. The Flash play FC Kansas City July 23 at 7:00pm at Sahlen Stadium.

Two Special Olympics teams, the Buffalo Storm from Buffalo and the Trash Talkers (Lifetime Assistance clients) from Rochester will be escorting the players from the Flash and FC Kansas City onto the field for the beginning of the game. 
There will also be a Spread the Word to End the Word (the r-word, retarded) banner to sign as well as other fun activities. 

At half time, around 7:45pm,  the Buffalo Storm and the Trash Talkers Special Olympic teams face off in a soccer game of their own! 

Fans are invited to stop by the Starbridge information table and sign the pledge to End the r-word. 

For specially priced tickets to the game  click here

The Golisano Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the United States devoted exclusively to supporting programs for people with intellectual disabilities.
Founded in 1985 with an initial gift of $90,000 from B. Thomas Golisano, the founder and Chairman of Paychex, the Foundation now has more than $32 million in gross assets and has awarded more than $19.5 million in grants, about $1.5 million annually, to non-profit organizations in a multi-county region surrounding Rochester, New York that serve people with developmental disabilities. We are committed to opening doors, changing perceptions, and forging unprecedented partnerships to provide individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with pathways to self-sufficiency, personal dignity, and the best possible expression of their abilities and talents throughout their lifetimes.