/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA) received an $80,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS (NYSE:UPS) . The grant will be used for state competitions and program growth throughout the year and around the state.
Special Olympics Georgia is a nonprofit organization who proudly serves children and adults with intellectual disabilities through sports training and competition, as well as provides volunteer opportunities for community citizens around the state. SOGA has 22,547 registered athletes to date and expanded the program this year by introducing opportunities and camps to more people in need. Special Olympics also provides a wonderful and loving network to other family members who can then discuss issues and band together to share stories and express needs, in hopes of finding solutions and additional programs for their children with intellectual disabilities.
Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: non-profit effectiveness, economic and global literacy, encouraging diversity, community safety and environmental sustainability.
In 2007, The UPS Foundation distributed $46.4 million worldwide through grants that benefit organizations or programs such as Special Olympics Georgia and provided support for building stronger communities.
"UPS has a long-standing commitment to making communities all over the world better by supporting organizations and engaging over 400,000 employees in community service worldwide," said Lisa Hamilton, President of The UPS Foundation. "Together with nonprofit partners such as Special Olympics Georgia, we work to make a positive impact on the lives of people in need."
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