Felling's Trailer for Cause to Benefit Special Olympics Minnesota

Felling Trailers, Inc. is conducting its fifth annual online auction of an FT-3 drop deck utility trailer to benefit a non-profit organization, this time around Special Olympics Minnesota. Felling Trailers wants to bring awareness of Special Olympics and help provide funding for the individuals who take part in and benefit from the events and services provided by Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN). One hundred percent of the winning bid will benefit Special Olympics Minnesota!

Felling’s Trailer for a Cause – Online Auction

The online auction can be viewed at www.felling.com/special-olympics-mn/. The auction will run for 12 days and will be “live” from Sunday, September 24th at 12:00 PM CST until Thursday, October 5th at 12:00 PM CST. Arrangements to be made for pick up at Felling Trailers’ manufacturing facility or delivery (freight extra).

The Misson of Special Olympics

The mission of Special Olympics Minnesota is to offer children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition. Through Special Olympics’ athletic, health and leadership programs, people with intellectual disabilities transform themselves, their communities and the world. 

SOMN Receives No Government Funding

Felling Trailers for a Cause - Special Olympics of MNThe Special Olympics organization does not receive any government funding and is not a United Way Agency, which makes events like Felling Trailers, Inc.’s Trailer for a Cause online auction a great way to support SOMN. Despite their limited funding, the SOMN continues to grow thanks to the financial support from individuals, businesses, civic organizations and events like Felling Trailers’ Trailer for a Cause.

Special Olympics Minnesota Holds these Values:

  • Respect – Valuing and accepting human differences and the unique abilities of all people in our communities
  • Accomplishment – Celebrating the fulfillment of individual potential
  • Choice – Providing opportunities for self-determination
  • Quality – Striving for excellence in all we do
  • Partnership – Achieving more than we can alone by collaborating with others
  • Integrity – Fostering a culture based on the highest standards of personal and professional principles

The Beginning of Special Olympics

Special Olympics MN logoEunice Kennedy Shriver founded the Special Olympics organization in 1968 with the belief that individuals with intellectual disabilities could participate fully in their communities and life. It was her vision that through year-round sports training and athletic competition, individuals with intellectual disabilities would be better equipped to be contributing members of society. By focusing on a person’s abilities and not his or her disabilities, Special Olympics athletes earn respect, acceptance, and understanding from their communities, while growing physically, socially and developmentally.

Special Olympics in 170 Countries Today

Today, Special Olympics is the largest, fastest growing sports program in the world, representing more than 4.5 million athletes in more than 170 countries. Special Olympics is also the only organization in Minnesota, the United States and the world utilizing the unique benefits of sports to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics Minnesota Opened in 1973

Special Olympics Minnesota, an accredited program of Special Olympics Incorporated, opened its doors in 1973. Currently, 8,100 Minnesotans with intellectual disabilities participate and compete in 17 Olympic type sports. For more information and resources, visit Special Olympics Minnesota online.

Learn more about the Special Olympics of MN (Fact Sheet PDF)

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