HALLANDALE, FL SEPTEMBER 25, 2013- Located in South Florida, specialty finance company 123 LumpSum, was the title sponsor for Special Olympics Miami-Dade County’s largest annual event held at the prestigious La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach.
The “Sponsor an Athlete Awards Dinner” brings together Special Olympics volunteers, families and supporters for an evening to honor the coaches and athletes for their hard work year-round. For each ticket purchased, a Special Olympics athlete’s training and competition will be sponsored for a full year. The night was hosted by Miami Herald columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner Dave Barry while Grammy nominated Miami-based band The Spam All Stars provided music and entertainment.
Held at one of the most prestigious venues in South Florida, the event attracted a crowd that included Miami’s finest. Guests such as DJ Irie, Baseball Player Chris Duffy and former American soccer player, Joe Max Moore were all in attendance. The evening included a cocktail hour, seated meal and a silent auction featuring items donated by businesses all throughout Miami.
Linsey Harris Smith, Director of Special Olympics Florida – Miami-Dade County said: “The Awards Dinner is our opportunity to applaud the achievements and impact that these Athletes, Coaches, Volunteers and Community Partners have had, in inspiring the lives of so many in Miami-Dade County. We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone that helps to sustain the Special Olympics mission”.
Some of the evening’s sponsors included Publix, Presenting Sponsor Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC and Media Partner Miami Herald.
Andrew Savysky, President of 123 LumpSum said: “I am honored to be a coach and mentor for an amazing Special Olympics’ runner who is currently training for competition in the National Games. Running each week with Nasif has helped me see that people with intellectual disabilities can and do have incredible athletic “abilities” to perfect. Unified sports through Special Olympics is the perfect medium for athletes of all abilities to partner in sports training together, push past obstacles, and achieve mutual personal goals! So proud to be a part of it”. See this video from the Awards Dinner event:
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Visit www.specialolympicsflorida.org or www.somdc.org to learn more.
About 123 LumpSum- Located in Hallandale Beach FL, 123 Lumpsum is a specialty finance company that applies institutional financing, underwriting and legal expertise to purchase future cash flows (structured settlements and insurance annuities). For more information about 123 LumpSum, please visit www.123lumpsum.com