Special Olympics Illinois honored Durham School Services for its consistent support and volunteerism in the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby since the fundraising event began in 2006; for providing buses and drivers for the Polar Plunge in Lake Bluff and Palatine, and the Law Enforcement Torch Run Plane Pull at O’Hare Airport for the past three years; and for collecting new sports equipment for Area 2 as part of its annual Christmas drive last year.
“We are truly grateful for the many ways that Durham School Services and its employees have embraced the athletes and mission of Special Olympics Illinois,” said Dave Breen, president and CEO of Special Olympics Illinois.
Durham School Services has partnered with Special Olympics to support local events across the country for the past 15 years.
“We are honored to receive this award from Special Olympics Illinois and are proud to support such a worthwhile organization,” said Duke. “Durham School Services wholly embraces the Special Olympics cause, and we admire all they do for the participating athletes. I am grateful to all of our employees who have stepped up to volunteer their time and resources to Special Olympics events.”
Durham School Services provides bus service to 350 school districts nationwide. As a company with roots in transporting children with special needs, it applauds the positive impact Special Olympics can have on children.
Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for more than 21,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and more than 6,000 young athletes aged 2 to 7 with and without intellectual disabilities.