Tuesday, 1 January 2008

New Pizza Shop Pledges Dough to Special Olympics

Special Olympics Pizza

A NEW fast food shop pledged charity dough as special athletes got a pizza the opening ceremony action. To celebrate the launch of the new Domino’s pizza shop at Redcar’s Roseberry Square, the firm donated £300 to its chosen national charity, Special Olympics Great Britain.

SOGB sees people with learning disabilities opportunities take part in year-round sports training and competition.

Redcar Domino’s store owner Mike Racz and his team will be busy raising money for SOGB over the coming months.

While SOGB is a national charity, money raised by Domino's in Redcar will benefit many local athletes who regularly take part in over 20 Olympic sports ranging from athletics to long jump and shot put.

Athletes Cath Earl from Eston and Ged Watts from Redcar both attended the Domino’s opening, still buzzing from success at the recent Special Olympics World Games in Shanghai.

Cath came away with silver medals in the 50m Sprint and the Softball Throw, while Ged was part of the five-a-side football team.

Keith Wilcox of Skelton was team manager for the 159-strong GB squad.

He said: “We are delighted Domino’s in Redcar is raising vital funds to support the development of talented local athletes.”

Mike Racz said: “We’re all really excited about supporting SOGB and can’t wait to get stuck into a slice of fundraising action. It’s great that we can support Special Olympic athletes who live in the community we serve.”

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