Supporters Like You

Meet the People Who are Empowering Future Generations of Athletes on the Field and in Life

Just like you, these are people who want individuals with intellectual disabilities to grow, experience the joy of competition, exceed their personal bests, and be valued as included members of society. And they are people who have taken action through a gift in a will, trust, or other account to support and sustain Special Olympics for generations to come. Meet some of these extraordinary champions for people with intellectual disabilities.

Thomas Hamm

Thomas Hamm

Dreams for the Future

For Thomas Hamm, a Special Olympics charitable gift annuity (CGA), helped meet that need.

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Gene Presson

Gene Presson

Dad Finds Unexpected Joy

When the time came to update his estate plans, Gene said, “Both of my sons gained such a sense of pride through Special Olympics, it was automatic to designate a portion of my estate to Special Olympics.”

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Kristine Hughes

Kristine Hughes

Special Olympics Athlete Supports Future Generations

Recently Kristine chose to include Special Olympics as a beneficiary of her life insurance plan. She said, “It was so easy, and cost me nothing!”

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Tracy Grady

Officer Tracy Grady

A Place in Her Heart

Through her years of participation and personal connection, Tracy decided to include Special Olympics in her will. “I want my estate to contribute to the welfare of improving people’s lives…if I achieve that, then I have left an indelible mark on society.”

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Linda-Lee Slesinger

Linda-Lee Slesinger

Dreams For The Future: A Legacy of Positive Change

“I trust that Special Olympics will help someone – probably someone I’ll never meet – realize their full potential. Including Special Olympics in our will is our way of leaving this earth better than we found it.”

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Rich Green

Rich Green

Giving Back and Receiving Joy

“I would like to leave some of my savings to worthy causes that benefit the ‘greater good’ for people, animals, and nature. Since Special Olympics has added so much to life for me and others, it is included prominently in the charitable portion of my estate plan.”

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