Community Roots in Action: Supporting Special Olympics
What an awesome and athletic experience - 200+ kids running, throwing, jumping, smiling and having fun while they compete in the Special Olympics! Fourteen volunteers from American Crystal’s Moorhead and East Grand Forks locations came together on May 18 to lend a hand, provide assistance and be part of the Minnesota Regional Special Olympics Track Meet held at Moorhead High School in Moorhead, Minn.
Our volunteers timed races for runners and wheelchair contestants – and best of all they were greeted at the finish lines with huge smiles, hugs and words of thanks from the participants. One child exclaimed, “I can’t wait to tell all my friends how great I did!” Our volunteer said it brought tears to her eyes.
These inspiring athletes, their teachers, coaches, parents and friends are a wonderful testament to the power of positive attitudes, determination and community support. We should all be proud that American Crystal Sugar Company is committed to our communities and the people who live in the Red River Valley. Through our Community Roots program, we are making a meaningful impact on the people and in the places where we live and work.