Friday, February 27, 2009

Local retailers raise big money for the Special Olympics

Scarves program brings in almost $15,000

Express Staff Writer

Deborah Burns

Over 20 local businesses raised an estimated $14,000 to $15,000 for the Special Olympics through donations for handmade scarves created to show support for the event.

Ketchum retailer and Planning and Zoning Commission Chairwoman Deborah Burns thanked the local business community for its support of the 2009 World Winter Games in a letter published in the Feb. 25 edition of the Mountain Express. The event took place in various cities around Idaho, including Sun Valley, Feb. 7 through 13.

The thousands of dollars in donations was raised in two weeks and given to the Special Olympic committee.

"The potential we have to work together has been exemplified by the energy and commitment so many put into this very successful fundraising effort," Burns wrote in a news release. "Let's stick together through good times and bad."

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