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Olympic Explosion of Colors by Soco Freire

To the artists who sacrificed time and energy to benefit more than themselves. We at Baterbys salute you!

This Second Fridays is our 2012 Artist Competition: Special Olympics event and we are truly excited! The event is not only a time to come together and applause these talented individuals, but it is also a time to celebrate the Special Olympics and the opportunity they grant their patrons in being a part of a well celebrated culture.

The night will start off like so many of our other Second Fridays events. There will be food and drinks provided by Cuba Libre along with a great time of socializing. The difference however, will occur when the program officially begins.  In honor of the 2012 Summer Games, we collectively decided that it would be our pleasure to honor the Special Olympics of Florida.

For those who have attended Baterbys art auctions, they understand that we are dedicated to serving the communities through our charity donations. The Special Olympics provides year-round activities for people with learning disabilities who wish to be a part of developing their physical fitness, strength and endurance.  The organization’s objective is to help their members with mental or physical limitations, to surpass their handicap by offering them a fair opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills through sport training and competing.

The Special Olympics considers their organization to be a movement! They invite the world not only to attend their Games but to think, feel and act differently about the way the game is played.

Today, Special Olympics Inc. is the world’s largest provider of fitness training, education and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities or a similar developmental disability.  Coupled with social, life, and leadership skills this platform allows the contestants to overcome obstacles that may infringe on their dreams.

So we encourage everyone who can, to come celebrate the Summer Games with us. Vote for your favorite artist, eat, drink; socialize and give to an organization that is so special, that it’s in their name.