The Jackson County Special Olympics annual dinner fundraiser was held in The New Dawg Pound Community Banquet & Event Center on Saturday, May 11. Around 140 people attended the event raising over $8,000 for the local athletes. The funds raised help with uniforms, travel, meals, lodging, and other expenses incurred for the Special Olympians throughout the year.

“We want to wish a heartfelt thank you to all that attended and for their love of the athletes,” Buddy Club co-founder Linda Posten said. “Their support is what makes Special Olympics Jackson County what is - a place to compete and have fun in a healthy safe environment and be a part of a great special family.”

For anyone wishing to contribute or sponsor an athlete for $30, contact Frank Nester at 304-273-2022, 304-481-4099 or Ann Dowler at 304-488-4891.