BENEFITING: Special Olympics Southern California
“Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” This is the motto of the Special Olympics—a global organization that makes it possible for children and adults with intellectual disabilities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Norton Rose Fulbright has adopted Special Olympics as its 2015-16 Global Charitable Initiative, and we are dedicating our global resources to this mission. We hope to raise $2,500 in Los Angeles. Juan Redin of our Los Angeles office is making it a personal mission as well. On September 18-20, Juan will participate with more than a hundred others from Norton Rose Fulbright offices in the Great Canadian Canoe Challenge, a two-day paddling fundraiser on the shores of Muskoska Lake Of Bays in Canada. Our participants will paddle in three-person open canoes for approximately five hours a day across the lakes and rivers of Canada’s spectacular landscape. Everyone from our firm will fund their own travel and expenses, with food and lodging arranged by our colleagues in our UK and Canadian offices. Between now and May 2016, our goal is to raise more than $250,000 worldwide for Special Olympics—money that will be used to help those with intellectual disabilities have a chance to participate and experience the transformative powers of sports. Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities. With your help, 4.4 million children and adults who typically do not have the opportunity to compete in sports will learn that they can succeed when given the chance.