Special Olympics of Pasco was the featured charitable giving organization at the Pasco County Tax Collector’s office this past February. Special Olympics of Pasco is a sports and training program for people with intellectual disabilities. In Pasco, 1500 students participate in Special Olympics. Training in almost two dozen different sports is provided free of charge to participants.
The Pasco Tax Collector’s Office spotlights a charity-of-the-month in the five offices across the county. Whenever Special Olympics of Pasco is featured, the funds raised are used to support the Pasco team’s attendance at the National Special Olympics USA Games. A total of $7,225 was raised to benefit Special Olympics of Pasco during this recent charitable giving drive.
“We are incredibly grateful for the amazing generosity of our friends in Pasco County,” said Special Olympics Florida President & CEO Sherry Wheelock. “Their support for our mission and for the athletes of Special Olympics Florida is truly inspiring.”
“Again, thank you!” comments Amy Selvey, Director of Special Olympics – Pasco County Schools. “We look forward to a continued partnership with Mike Fasano and his office!”
“Special Olympics of Pasco has long held a special place in my heart,” states Tax Collector Mike Fasano. “I am proud that our staff and our community support this fine organization that helps bring purpose to so many lives. The athletes and the volunteers who work with them are some of the kindest, most positive people I have ever met. Special Olympics of Pasco provides a respite from the difficulties many athletes deal with daily. It also provides a place to be with others who aspire to do their best.”
For more details regarding the charitable giving program, or services provided by the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office, please contact Greg Giordano, Assistant Tax Collector at 727-847-8179 or visit www.pascotaxes.com . For more information about Special Olympics of Pasco please contact Amy Selvey, Director of Special Olympics – Pasco County Schools at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.specialolympicsflorida.org
[Photo Attached – Tax Collector Mike Fasano, Amy Selvey – Director of Special Olympics – Pasco County Schools, volunteers and student athletes and staff of the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office were all on hand for the check delivery]