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July 08, 2013 | SOI General: Headquarters

Lions Clubs International Pledges $7.8 Million

By David Evangelista

Yao Ming, Special Olympics Board Director shakes hands with Dr. Tam Wing-kun, Chairperson, Lions Clubs International Foundation, as Ben Haack, Special Olympics Australia athlete, watches.

Lions Clubs International Foundation is pledging $7.8 million to Special Olympics, expanding worldwide efforts to support the inclusion and well-being of people with intellectual disabilities. Building on the organizations’ 14-year history of collaboration, this pledge is part of a new multi-year partnership plan that will strengthen ties between Special Olympics and Lions Clubs International at the country and the community level. The partnership is providing health services, engaging youth and encouraging family support to benefit the global population of individuals with intellectual disabilities.

About David Evangelista: I am Vice President of Global Development and Government Relations for Special Olympics

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