Saturday, June 02, 2012
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Illico presents grant to Special Olympics Illinois

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[June 02, 2012]  NORMAL -- Illico Inc., a marketer servicing BP stations throughout Lincoln, has teamed up with Special Olympics Illinois to help build awareness of recreational and competitive sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Illico presented a BP Fueling Communities grant donation of $6,500, which will help support Special Olympics sports competition and training throughout the state.

Illico President Dave Golwitzer presented a check for $6,500 at the Special Olympics state headquarters in Normal to Dave Breen, president and CEO of Special Olympics Illinois; Suzanne Thompson, who chairs the organization's board of directors; and Taylor Reidel, an athlete.

The BP Fueling Communities program provides grants to local organizations nominated by BP's branded marketers in order to support the communities in which they do business. The program gives back to local organizations that support health, education, youth, food and housing to spread charity and good will.

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for more than 21,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and more than 11,000 young athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics changes lives by empowering people with intellectual disabilities to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.

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If you are interested in learning more about Special Olympics Illinois, volunteering or providing financial support to help make Special Olympics programs possible, contact your local Special Olympics agency, call 800-394-0562 or visit

[Text from file received from Special Olympics Illinois]

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