What did we do?
Ferguson Roofing sponsored and played in the Foz Ryan Memorial Golf Tournament. We had a great time playing golf at the Oak Brook Golf Club and helped raise funds for the Special Olympics of Illinois.
What’s the Foz Ryan Memorial Golf Tournament all about?
Richard “Foz” Ryan (1931-2011) was a big supporter and friend to the Special Olympics of Illinois. Over the course of more than three decades, he raised over $165,000 from 1975 to the end of his life in 2011. The Special Olympics of Illinois honored him with the Lifetime Service Award in 2008 for his 33 years of dedication. Supporting and playing in this tournament provided funds for the Special Olympics of Illinois and honored a man who represented the spirit of community, giving, and service.
How does the Special Olympics of Illinois change lives?
The Special Olympics of Illinois works with children and adults with intellectual disabilities to provide them with opportunities to train for and participate in Olympic-type sports. They promote the effort to win and the courage found in striving to compete. This organization is about bringing joy to volunteers, the athletes, and their families through the development of physical fitness, sharing of skills, and the spirit of friendship.
Why did we choose to support the Special Olympics of Illinois?
One of the Ferguson Roofing employees has been a longtime supporter of the Special Olympics of Illinois and nominated this organization as a reward recipient of our 80 in 80 giveback project.
At the outset of 80 in 80, we wanted to include our employees in the award decision process.
We value our employees’ contributions and participation in selecting organizations that had the most positive and profound impact in our area. When we can back up employees who are supporting great organizations like the Special Olympics, we help multiply the positive impact of that support. Working alone we help a little, but working together we can help a lot more.
Have you ever known someone to compete or volunteer for the Special Olympics? What’s your favorite Special Olympics event?
Support the Special Olympics of Illinois: soill.org