Carrollton, TX - (September 22, 2012) Pillar Hotels began their involvement with Special Olympics Texas in 2010 at the annual Softball and Bocce Competition. Two years later the companies' dedication to serve Special Olympics' athletes has never been stronger.
The 2012 Special Olympics' Softball and Bocce Competition was held at Oran Good Park on September 22nd, and 50 Pillar volunteers traveled to the park to cook and serve hot dogs, chips, and drinks to competitors, coaches, volunteers, and families. "It is a great honor to be involved with the Special Olympics," said Melissa Rickerd, Employee Services Coordinator from Pillar Hotels & Resorts.
In addition to bringing lunch, Pillar employees actively participated in supporting athletes by partaking in the numerous activities. Activities included, softball skills training, score keeping for the bocce and softball competitions, and presenting awards to athletes.
Alice Brimelow, Development Director of Events at Special Olympics' Texas stated, "Pillar Hotels & Resorts' associates generously donated much of their Saturday to provide lunch. They are some of the most wonderful people in Texas. The participants were tremendously benefited by their generosity and sense of giving and respect for each person served."
A special thanks to all of the Pillar employees who participated at this event. If you would like to partner with Special Olympics Texas, please visit www.specialolympicstexas.org.
Carrollton, TX - (September 8, 2012) On September 8, 2012, Pillar's softball team, the Big HERT, took to the field to play the Special Olympic State Champion Lewisville Tidal Waves. The hour long game was a pre-season warm up for the Tidal Waves who were preparing for their competitive softball tournament on September 29th.
The Tidal Waves' talent was undeniable as they earned the 11-8 victory over the Big HERT. Afterwards, both teams re-energized with boxed sandwiches, chips, and cold drinks provided by Pillar Hotels & Resorts.
"Playing against the Lewisville Tidal Waves was a great experience," said Big HERT teammate Dan Williams. "We were honored to be the team who helped them prepare for their upcoming season and the competition on the 29th."
"We played our best, but the Tidal Waves played better," said Big HERT coach Chris Russell. "We're looking forward to a rematch after the Tidal Waves complete the season."
Special thanks to the team members and coaches of the Lewisville Tidal Waves and The Big HERT. Pillar Hotels & Resorts wishes the Tidal Waves the best of luck as they compete to defend their title as State Champions.
An upcoming event for Special Olympics Texas is "Over the Edge," which will take place at the Bank Tower on Oak Cliff in Dallas, TX on November 10, 2012. This unique fund raising event provides for extreme adventure and extreme community impact. Individual participants who raise a minimum of $1,000 will have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of rappelling down the 16 story Bank Tower at Oak Cliff with the assistance of the Dallas SWAT team officer volunteers. Register on-line at www.SOTX.org where you will get your own website to use while raising your fund through contacting your associates, friends and family.