Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano’s five offices will be collecting donations in April for the Special Olympics of Pasco County, according to a news release from the tax collector’s office.
Special Olympics is a sports and training program for people with intellectual disabilities. Year-round training and competition are provided in 17 different sports. Athletes participate at no cost.
“We are very excited to be selected as the charity of the month for the month of April,” Joeyn Dearsman, of Special Olympics, said in the release. “Mike Fasano and his team have been big supporters of Special Olympics for many years and we are grateful for everything they do for our athletes. With the help from our community during this campaign, we will be able to ensure our athletes have everything they need to continue to be successful on and off the field. Proceeds will also help cover the cost of sending qualifying athletes to the 2022 USA games in Orlando.”
In the release, Fasano added: “Special Olympics of Pasco County provides wonderful opportunities for individuals with a wide range of disabilities to be a part of athletics that may not otherwise be available to them.
“The Pasco County branch of this excellent program has a long history of success in not only the state of Florida but at the national level as well. The opportunities provided to people with intellectual challenges have proven to help enrich the lives of athletes in a great way.”
Cash donations can be made at any of the five tax collector locations in Pasco County.
For more information about the charitable giving program at the Pasco Tax Collector’s office contact Assistant Tax Collector Greg Giordano at 727-847-8179 or visit PascoTaxes.com.
For more information about services provided by the Special Olympics of Pasco, call Joeyn Dearsman, senior manager/Pasco, at 727-992-8850 or visit SpecialOlympicsFlorida.org/.
Donations also may be mailed to Tax Collector Mike Fasano, P.O. Box 276, Dade City, FL 33526. Please note on your check’s memo line “Special Olympics.”
Published April 07, 2021