AUBURN DOUBLEDAYS ANNOUNCES FAN CONTEST TO HELP BRING BACK SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK FALL GAMES
Fans Who “Give $10, Get 10” on Social Media Entered To Win VIP Experience at Falcon Park
AUBURN, NY – The Auburn Doubledays today announced a fan contest to help bring back Special Olympics New York State Fall Games. Fans who donate $10 to the campaign and challenge 10 friends to donate $10 on social media using the hashtag #DOUBLEDAYSGIVESBACK will be entered to win VIP Experience including throwing out the first pitch, autographed team ball, $50 Doubleday Gift Card and 4 tickets to an Auburn Doubledays game. With each $10 donation with the hashtag #DOUBLEDAYSGIVESBACK, the fan will receive two vouchers for a game during the Doubledays 2020 season.
Special Olympics New York Fall Games were eliminated four years ago due to a lack in funding, leaving 19,000 fall sports athletes without an opportunity to compete at the statewide level. The organization, which serves children and adults with intellectual disabilities, aims to bring back Fall Games as it celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2020.
“This is a great opportunity to bring the Special Olympics New York Fall Games back and provide opportunities for athletes to participate and compete along with establishing lifelong friendships,” said Auburn Doubledays General Manager Adam Winslow.
“The absence of Fall Games has been a significant disappointment for our athletes, families and coaches, and has resulted in a decrease in overall participation in our sports programs, which can be life changing,” said Special Olympics New York President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman. “We’re so thankful to the Auburn Doubledays and its fans for supporting our campaign to bring back Fall Games, returning this vital opportunity to our athletes in 2020.”
To be entered to win, fans are asked to “Give $10, Get 10” by copy and pasting or personalizing the posts below into their status on social media:
I just donated $10 to bring back Fall Games for @SpecialOlympicsNewYork athletes. Now I challenge these 10 people to do the same! Friends, after you make your donation, copy/paste this to your status and tag 10 friends of your own to Give $10 Get 10. http://bit.ly/Give10_Get10 #SONY50 #DOUBLEDAYGIVESBACK
I just donated $10 to bring back Fall Games for @SpecOlympicsNY athletes, and I challenge these 10 people to do the same! Friends, after you make your donation, copy/paste this to your status and tag 10 friends of your own to Give $10 Get 10. http://bit.ly/Give10_Get10 #SONY50 #DOUBLEDAYSGIVESBACK
I just donated $10 to bring back Fall Games for @specialolympicsny athletes. Now I challenge these 10 people to do the same! Friends, after you make your donation, copy/paste this to your status and tag 10 friends of your own to Give $10 Get 10. Link to donate in @specialolympicsny bio. #SONY50 #DOUBLEDAYSGIVESBACK
Special Olympics New York fall sports include: bocce, bowling, cross country running, cycling, equestrian, flag football, golf, soccer, and softball. All donations are tax-deductible.
About Special Olympics New York
Special Olympics New York is the largest state chapter in the country, serving more than 67,000 athletes across New York with year-round sports training, athletic competition, and health screenings. The organization also partners with more than 170 schools statewide to offer Unified Sports. All Special Olympics New York programs are offered at no cost to athletes, their families or caregivers. For additional information about Special Olympics New York, to learn more about getting involved, or to make a donation, visit www.specialolympicsNY.org.