Special Olympics Massachusetts athlete Amanda Church is one of only seven athletes representing Massachusetts and the United States at the Special Olympics World Games this year. Olympia Moving & Storage will be sponsoring Amanda and her trip to the 2015 World Games.
World Games will be the largest sporting event in 2015, featuring over 7,000 athletes from 177 countries. The Games begin July 25th in Los Angeles, according to the announcement sent out by Olympia.
Amanda has been competing with Special Olympics since 1998. She has won numerous gold medals and was inducted into the Special Olympics Massachusetts Hall of Fame in 2012.
Amanda will be representing team USA in both breaststroke and freestyle aquatics events.
According to Amanda, “This is a dream come true for me as I’ve wanted to compete in World Games for a long time. With the help of my coaches I know I will be ready to swim for the gold this summer. I am very excited for the opportunities that attending World Games and representing my country will give me.”
Outside of her athletic achievements, Amanda is a Global Messenger for Special Olympics Massachusetts, representing the organization at fund-raising events and in the media. She has worked for several years, both as an intern for Special Olympics Massachusetts and as a receptionist for a law firm in Quincy, MA. Amanda lives independently with the LIFE program.
Olympia Moving & Storage has been the official logistics sponsor for Special Olympics Massachusetts since 2013. The professional moving company, located in Watertown, MA, has partnered with Special Olympics to donate services and financial contributions. In 2014 the company’s total financial commitment to the organization exceeded fifty thousand dollars.
“Through our work with Special Olympics Massachusetts, our team has seen firsthand what focus and dedication can accomplish,” says Michael Gilmartin, President of Olympia Moving & Storage.
“Amanda exemplifies the strength of character that we try and instill in our employees. On a personal level I am inspired by her journey and achievements.”
“Special Olympics Massachusetts is honored to have sponsors like Olympia,” says Amanda. “Without their help my fellow athletes and I would not be able to do what we love to do best.”
Olympia’s $5,000 sponsorship will help to cover training and travel expenses for Amanda. The moving company will be cheering on Amanda and her teammates as they prepare to represent the United States in the World Games. Olympia will also report on Amanda’s training on their website and social media.