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Touchstone Energy renews platinum sponsorship of Special Olympics

March 14, 2014

Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives have renewed their Platinum Sponsorship of the Special Olympics Kentucky State Summer Games for a second year. When initiated last year, the sponsorship made Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives the largest single Games sponsor for the program since 1999.


The sponsorship agreement once again includes a presence for Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives at the State Summer Games, as well as at Area Track and Field Meets in service areas of Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.


“We are thrilled that Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives has chosen to return as the Platinum Sponsor of our State Summer Games,” said Special Olympics Kentucky President and CEO Trish Mazzoni. “Beyond their financial commitment to the Games, the way they embraced the Games last year from the opening ceremonies through their participation in our Olympic Town was great to see and I know that our athletes and families were appreciative. We look forward to working with the Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy team again this year to continue to ensure that their sponsorship adds value for them and for our athletes.”


“Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are committed to the communities we serve. This sponsorship is a great way for us to fulfill that goal. We are proud to help support these athletes,” said Jeff Hohman of Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.


The Special Olympics Kentucky State Summer Games bring together more than 1,300 athletes, nearly 1,000 coaches and volunteers and thousands of spectators from throughout the state at the largest event on the Special Olympics Kentucky calendar. Athletes compete in Aquatics, Bocce, Flag Football, Rhythmic Gymnastics and Track and Field. There is an Opening Ceremony on the Friday of the Games and competition runs Friday night and Saturday. Saturday night activities include a Closing Ceremony and an athletes’ Victory Dance. All events are held at Eastern Kentucky University.


For information about the State Summer Games or about other Games sponsorship opportunities, contact President and CEO Trish Mazzoni at 502-695-8222 or tmazzoni@soky.org.


Special Olympics is the world’s largest program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Participation in competitive events is open to all individuals eight years of age or older. Training and competition in local, area, state, and national programs is offered year-round in Kentucky in 15 sports. In addition to its traditional sports competitions, Special Olympics also offers early childhood programming through the Young Athletes Program, medical screenings though the Healthy Athletes Initiative and community building programs for school systems through the Project Unify initiative. Special Olympics Kentucky has been changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities in Kentucky for 44 years.