Warwick, RI – September 1, 2022 – SquadLocker, a leader in custom apparel, is on a mission to help everyone realize their full potential through the power of mentorship, inclusion, and community. This week, the SquadLocker team went all in to support the Special Olympics Rhode Island community at the 2022 John Henderson Memorial Golf Tournament which took place on Monday, August 29th.
“At SquadLocker we love teams, and we love to cheer for the home team. Being a Rhode Island-based company, it is important for us to find opportunities to help those in the communities where we live and work. We are proud to support the Special Olympics Rhode Island which hosts over 4,000 athletes in the area,” said Gary Goldberg, SquadLocker founder and CEO.
The Special Olympics Rhode Island provides year-round sports training and 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. Edwin R. Pacheco, President and CEO Special Olympics Rhode Island spoke on the relationship with SquadLocker and the event,
"SquadLocker and its employees embrace the true meaning of inclusion. Each year they generously donate their time and treasure to support our athletes by sponsoring Special Olympics Rhode Island's annual John Henderson Memorial Golf Tournament. Thanks to the generosity of incredible corporate partners such as SquadLocker, we can fulfill our mission to provide Rhode Islanders with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training, athletics, health education and leadership training. On behalf of the entire Special Olympics RI family along with Dennis DeJesus and myself, we cannot thank you enough!"
Team 1 (Left) Chadd Rolfe, Seth Yukna, Katie Guay, and Holly Dubois; Team 2 (Right) Frank Tillinghast, Tip Fairchild, Dan Koppen, and not shown
As the marquis dinner level sponsor for the tournament, SquadLocker was proud to support this community event and the Special Olympics Rhode Island. The game was a scramble with 2 SquadLocker teams of 4 teeing off at each hole for best shot. Guest of SquadLocker on the course was Trent Whitfield, assistant coach for the Providence Bruins and Special Olympian parent.
SquadLocker’s Past Our Prime podcast team, which includes Dan Koppen, former New England Patriots All-Pro and Super Bowl winning center, and Tip Fairchild, Vice President of Business Development at SquadLocker and former Minor League Baseball player placed third, with Tip scoring top marks for longest drive. With low scores and high spirits, the event was unforgettable.
About Special Olympics Rhode Island:
Special Olympics Rhode Island is on a mission to provide year-round sports training and 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. To donate or learn more: www.specialolympicsri.org.
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About Past Our Prime:
Past Our Prime is a sports podcast hosted by former New England Patriot's All-Pro and Super Bowl Winning center, Dan Koppen, and life-long minor leaguer, Tip Fairchild. Get inside the locker room with their podcast and newsletter powered by SquadLocker.
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