April 18, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
On Saturday, April 28, three-time Olympic diving coach Jeff Huber and All-American diver Amy Cozad will talk about their keys to success at a benefit dinner and silent auction for Monroe County Special Olympics. Sheila Stephen, Hoosier Country 105 personality, will serve as master of ceremonies.
The fundraiser will be held at 5 p.m. at AMVETS Post 2000, located at 5227 West Airport Road.
"I believe that sport involvement makes a positive difference in the lives of all people," said Huber, head diving coach at Indiana University and U.S. Olympic diving coach in 2000, 2004, and 2008. "The Special Olympics is a wonderful growth experience for the participants, volunteers, and community."
Believing that all human beings have an innate desire to strive toward reaching their greatest potential, Huber will share with the audience 15 lessons he has learned about reaching potential and has emphasized to athletes throughout the years. Huber has been named Coach of the Year at every major level of diving competition.
Cozad, who heads to the U.S. Olympic Trials in Seattle this June, will also talk about her experiences and successes in such a competitive and emotionally demanding sport.
SOIMC offers year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults (8 years and over) with intellectual, cognitive, or learning disabilities. The program is funded entirely by donations which cover the cost of athletes' registration fees for competitions at all levels.
"Special Olympic athletes are just what the name implies...special," Stephen said. "The enthusiasm and dedication that they display, not only in their athletic endeavors, but in life, should be an example to us all! I hope people will take the time to come out and meet some of the athletes and help us raise money to ensure that they can continue to compete!"
The dinner is $20 for adults, $10 for children. Dinner options include steak, chicken, or vegetarian lasagna, sides, and drink for $20; children's menu is $10. There will also be door prizes, games, and other special guests.
For tickets, contact AMVETS at 825-2200 or Denise Brown at 340-0955. To view silent auction items and door prizes, visit the Web site at www.soimc.org/benefit.