Perkins Holds Golf Classic to Support Special Olympics

June 18, 2010


Friday afternoon Kansas Athletics Director Lew Perkins and over 100 supporters gathered at Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence for a day of golf, food, fun, and most importantly, to raise money for Douglas County Special Olympics.

The Douglas County Special Olympics team is a totally volunteer run organization that provides year-round sports and training to individuals with special needs in the Douglas County area. All of the proceeds from Perkins’ Golf Classic will benefit the local program, which will help fund the purchasing of sports equipment, uniforms and travel.

“For me personally, Special Olympics is an organization I’ve been involved with for over 30 years,” said Perkins. “I can’t tell you how much I admire Special Olympians for what they have done with their lives. My wife Gwen and I feel very strongly about what the organization does and we want to do whatever we can to help.”

Founded in 1970, Special Olympics Kansas has grown to include more than 100 local programs and teams across the state. Today, it touches the lives of 5,580 athletes who train and compete year round in 22 sports.

For more information about Douglas County Special Olympics, visit

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