By MacKenzie Tuttle, Digital Content Supervisor
MOUNT BERRY, Ga. – Partnering with the Rome Special Olympics, the Berry College softball team held a silent auction following an SAA matchup against Millsaps on Saturday, April 15. The auction raised over $2,800 to support the Special Olympics program located here in Floyd County.
Items available for auction included everything from Berry Softball Jerseys and a spa basket to gift cards and pottery. With over 200 fans in attendance, the Vikings’ inaugural Special Olympics fundraiser proved to be their most successful event to date.
Striving to offer training and competition for adults and children with intellectual disabilities, the Rome Special Olympics partners with organizations and businesses all over Rome to give kids and adults alike a chance to live out their dreams.
Berry, who recently claimed their fifth consecutive Southern Athletic Association (SAA) regular-season title, has committed to partner with the Rome Special Olympics as part of a conference-wide initiative to invest in the community announced early this year. Teams all around the SAA have partnered with Challenger Sports Programs, as well as other Special Olympic Organizations, to give back to a sport that has given them so much.
The Vikings have paved the way in the partnership and will continue to do so as they head to the SAA Tournament this upcoming weekend in Chattanooga, Tenn.