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New York Fall Invitational at Randall’s Island Park
Volunteers from Engel & Völkers North America and Engel & Völkers New York City participated in the Fall Invitational softball skills event organized by Special Olympics New York on Randall’s Island Park, New York City. “We are proud to support Special Olympics and helping to raise awareness and funds,” said Anthony Hitt, CEO Engel & Völkers North America. “We, as an organization benefit as well when we are able to join the local Programs and work with them in events like this to meet and support the athletes directly.” The athletes participated in the Fall Invitational competing in softball skills events including fielding, hitting, throwing and running. Engel & Völkers North America’s participation in the event signifies its partnership and support for Special Olympics. Since announcing its sponsorship last March, Engel & Völkers has raised upwards of $30,000 for the organization, Engel & Völkers North America is the first cause-marketing sponsor of the organization’s Play Unified campaign, which aims to inspire young people around the world to create more inclusive communities for people with and without intellectual disabilities.
About Special Olympics
Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. We empower people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all. Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance. Founded in1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 4.5 million athletes in 170 countries. With the support of more than 1.4 million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers 32 Olympic-type sports and more than 94,000 games and competitions throughout the year. Visit Special Olympics at www.specialolympics.org.
About Engel & Völkers
Since its beginning in 1977 as a specialty boutique providing exclusive, high-end real estate services in Hamburg, Germany, Engel & Völkers has become one of the world’s leading companies specializing in the sale and lease of premium residential and commercial property, yachts and private aviation. Engel & Völkers currently operates a global network of over 6,000 real estate advisors in more than 650 brokerages spanning 39 countries across six continents, offering both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of luxury services. It established its North America corporate headquarters in 2007 and opened its first brokerage in the same year. Committed to exceptional service, Engel & Völkers supports its advisors with an array of premium quality business services; marketing programs and tools; multiple platforms for mobile, social and web; as well as access to its global network of real estate professionals, property listings and market data. Engel & Völkers is an active supporter of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each brokerage is independently owned and operated.
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