Jan. 11, 2013
-- (SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) invites Savannah area businesses and groups to participate in the inaugural “Time Starts Now!” Competition on Wednesday, January 24, 2013 at the Benedictine Military School Gym. Teams will compete in “Minute To Win It”-style challenges, building confidence, raising funds and having fun all at the same time. Funds raised will benefit Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society programs and activities.
Each team of ten members or half-team of five members will receive a competition tee shirt, dinner ticket, and two drink tickets. Dinner will be catered by downtown Savannah restaurant, Corleone’s. The full team entry fee is $ 1,000 and the half-team entry fee is $ 550. Prizes and gifts will be awarded to the winning Champion team and door prizes will also be drawn throughout the evening. Competitors should arrive by 6:00 p.m. and the games begin promptly at 6:30 pm.
Event Chairperson Marcie Moxley believes this event is a perfect fit for the LDSS organization. She said, “One of the main goals of LDSS is to promote awareness and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The first step in reaching that understanding is realizing that everyone has value and something special to offer the world. This is as true for those with Down syndrome as it is for you and me.”
The idea for this business-centric competition developed after Moxley attended the annual LDSS Night of Champions, which recognizes Savannah-area businesses that employ differently abled adults, including those with Down syndrome, and celebrates the contributions made by these employees. “It dawned on me that local businesses that are already in competition with each other could come together to fundraise for a great cause, do some networking, and also get in some friendly and fun competition – away from the workplace,” Moxley added.
Spectators are invited to attend and cheer on their favorite team. For more information please visit http://www.ldssga.org/
About the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society: The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a support group to benefit people with Down Syndrome and their families through local leadership in support, outreach, education and advocacy. Meetings are held every 4th Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact with one another. We encourage people to bring their children. We are an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. http://www.ldssga.org/