John Bogosian serves on the SOMA board. “Being part of SOMA is a tremendous honor and privilege for me,” he said. “Just being around the organization, they’re so caring and just genuinely good people. To be able to contribute in some way, with some of the skills that I have, to help the organization raise money is terrific.” He recruited a group to participate in the Jolly Jaunt and extended the invitation to fellow gym member and partner in the Woburn-based Erwin, Gresci, Krasco and Prue Financial Group, Michael Krasco. Since both shared a competitive drive to stay motivated while working out at the gym they funneled that drive and launched Team Johnny’s Angels which participated in the Jolly Jaunt 5k event with a team of 17, collectively raising $7470 and earned the top fundraising team at the event.
In 2011 the fundraising team raised $11,636 and recruited 37 runners including some players from the under- 12 soccer team Bogosian coached in Reading along with his wife and daughter. “It all has to come from the heart” says Bogosian. This year the team has grown to 53 people who also want to support SOMA and have collectively raised $13,116.00 to date with more donations still coming in. For this King & Bishop principal that’s no surprise since success is tied to meeting expectations and goals.
About King & Bishop
King & Bishop located in Waltham, MA specializes in the development and implementation of Professional Staffing and Human Resource Consulting services and Career Transition Support.
About Special Olympics
The mission of Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of well-coached Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities by providing them with continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, prepare for entry into school and community programs, express courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics Athletes, and the community.