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Henry County Special Olympics Softball Team Gets Chance to Defend National Title Thanks to $1,000 Donation

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Resurgens Charitable Foundation Donates Funds to Ensure Team Can Compete in National Tournament in Oklahoma City 

Thanks to a donation from the Resurgens Charitable Foundation, The Henry County Special Olympics Unified Partners Softball Team will be returning to Oklahoma City this month to defend their national championship. 

Resurgens Charitable Foundation’s $1,000 donation will cover the team’s expenses for the trip, including transportation and meals. 

Terry Nash of Henry County’s Special Olympics program, said, “We are extremely grateful to the Resurgens Charitable Foundation for providing this donation and providing our athletes the chance to defend their title and enjoy the experience of a lifetime.” 

The Foundation’s mission is to promote active lifestyles for people of all ages and all abilities. According to Foundation President Dr. Kay Kirkpatrick, who’s also co-president of Resurgens Orthopaedics, the decision to make this donation wasn’t a difficult one. 

“The missions of our organizations align so perfectly, and we love the Special Olympics program and all that it provides to these children. We decided if we could help get them to Oklahoma City to defend their title, we were going to find a way to make it happen,” she said. 

The national tournament will be held September 20-23 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Unified Partners Team consists of seven special needs athletes and seven athletes without special needs, plus four coaches. In addition to playing alongside the special needs athletes, the athletes without special needs also serve as partners and mentors to them. 

The Foundation’s donation will also cover the Henry County Special Olympics’ Traditional team—which consists of 15 special needs athletes and four coaches—which was also invited to compete in the national tournament this year. 

To learn more about the Resurgens Charitable Foundation and their other activities, including building at least one all-abilities playground a year at a Metro Atlanta park, visit www.resurgensfoundation.com.