Harris Poll: Special Olympics is Top Disability Organization

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Special Olympics was named the Top Disability Organization in the prestigious Harris Poll 28th Annual EquiTrend Study released April 20. The poll reveals the strongest brands in nearly 100 categories across a wide variety of industries including media, travel, financial, automotive, entertainment, retail, restaurant and household brands, based on consumer response. Measuring brands’ health over time, the EquiTrend Brand Equity Index is comprised of three factors – familiarity, quality and purchase consideration. More than 97,000 U.S. consumers assessed more than 3,800 brands as part of the study.
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We always say we are more than sports, and we are. We offer numerous programs other than sports BUT we also change lives. Many charities say that and we often look for words to describe our organization and make us stand out from the rest but simply stated, we change lives, in every way, every day! Read one story that makes anyone involved in the Special Olympics movement proud. …”For the first time he didn’t mind having Autism, but more important he felt good about himself. He called me from the meet and said “I feel spectacular”.” Read a Powerful Message about Courage and Hope on Special Olympics Internationals blog.

CEO Corner: Busy Times

CEO CornerPeople are busier today than ever.  The kids have to be shuffled from event to event, work day hours turn into night time hours, meals have to be prepared.  How can you give back to your community when you have so much to do? Is there ever time for fun? How do you decide to become involved in your community?  What does an organization do to make you feel needed and valued?

– Pat Carpenter Bourgeois,
President and CEO of Special Olympics Louisiana