Radisson raises $$ to help Aruba's Special Athletes.
kudos to the RADISSON
Aruba’s Special Athletes get a Generous Boost from The Casino at the Radisson
General News April 12th, 2011
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Special Olympics Aruba Foundation is in the midst of a major fundraising blitz to send a delegation of athletes to the World Special Olympics Summer Games 2011, held every four year. This year, the ancestral home of all Olympic Games, Greece, is the host country.
The Casino at the Radisson declared their official sponsorship of Aruba’s special athletes by dedicating the month of April to raise the needed funds to send them on their way. Nightly raffles held at 11:00 PM award ticket holders with $100 in chips for only a $5 ticket; they have also placed a donation box in the Players’ Area where loose change and chips can be dropped.
On Saturday, April 9, The Casino hosted a highly successful bingo afternoon with over 200 attending. Sponsors for the event, Gold Palace Jeweler, Tierra Del Sol Country Club and Golf Course, Radisson Resort, Red Sail Sports, Carambola Restaurant, Digicel Mobile Providers and La Cabana Beach Resort & Racquet Club generously provided an assortment of valuable gifts or cash for the prizes.
Happy winners took home gift certificates for lovely dinners for two, full data-streaming cell phone service, spa treatments and weekend stays, as well as a thrilling luncheon sail on one of Red Sail Sports’ beautiful catamarans, and a gorgeous ladies’ watch, along with the cash awards provided by PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting firm. Door prize winners were pleased to receive stunning elaborate and artistic handmade candles produced by the mentally challenged at the Man na Obra center.
It was a delightfully congenial afternoon for a worthy cause, and Special Olympics Committee President Tuyo Werleman expressed heartfelt gratitude to The Casino and all their sponsors for providing this fund and awareness raising events to help send the athletes on their way to “Go for the Gold in Greece 2011!!”
Story courtesy of The Morning News
Photos by Rosalie Klein