Sound Systems has made a major sponsorship donation of portable sound equipment
to each of the eighteen Areas of Special Olympics Illinois and supporting three
Special Olympics Chapter events taking place throughout 2014. AmpliVox is
supplying Half-Mile Hailer sound systems valued at $35,000 MSRP to the eighteen
Area Offices of Special Olympics Illinois, for use in crowd management, awards
ceremonies, and communication during a variety of events including the annual
Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby, Law Enforcement Torch Run Plane Pull, and Summer
Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the
human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day
around the world. Through programming in sports, health, education and
community building, Special Olympics endeavors to improve the lives of people
with intellectual disabilities. The Illinois branch of Special Olympics
provides opportunities for more than 21,000 athletes, 40,000 volunteers, and
thousands more people statewide.
Special Olympics has been close to the heart of AmpliVox CEO
Don Roth for decades. In fact, he and his wife Nancy were present at the first
International Games of Special Olympics, which took place at Chicago’s Soldier
Field in July 1968. Originally envisioned as a one-time event, over 1000
athletes from all over the US and Canada competed.
“It is a thrill to see how far Special Olympics has come in
the decades since those first games at Soldier Field,” reflects Roth. “This
organization has inspired hope and provided encouragement for young people
around the world, and made all of us appreciate the strength and determination
of individuals with disabilities. AmpliVox is very proud to support Special
Olympics Illinois in all their endeavors, and we look forward to seeing our
sound systems in use at their upcoming events.”
AmpliVox’s donated equipment will be put into service in
Special Olympics fundraisers that engage the wider community, including the
Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby on August 7. Throughout the spring and summer, volunteers
staff “Adopt-a-Duck” booths around Chicago, culminating in a race with around
50,000 entries on the Chicago River. Additionally, the AmpliVox hailers will be
used at the Sixth Annual Torch Run Plane Pull on September 27, an “Ultimate
Tug-o-War” competition where teams from law enforcement groups and other
organizations race to drag a UPS jet weighing almost 100 tons. The AmpliVox
sound systems will also take center stage at the Annual Summer Games on June
12-14, where over 4,000 athletes with special needs will participate in
aquatics, track and field, gymnastics, soccer, and other competitions.
To learn more about Special Olympics of Illinois, visit http://www.soill.org.
To learn more about AmpliVox products and community cause marketing
initiatives, visit http://www.ampli.com.
Photo Caption: AmpliVox Sound Systems donated Half Mile Hailer PA Systems to Special Olympics
Illinois for use in a variety of fundraising and athletic events.
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