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Schaumburg, Ill. (July 28, 2015)Assurance, a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, continued its commitment to giving on July 23, 2015, when a number of employees spent their work day volunteering with the Special Olympics. This is the eleventh year Assurance volunteers assisted the organization.

For 47 years, the Special Olympics has provided year-round sports training and athletic competitions to more  than 4.4 million children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

The volunteer opportunity is one of 17 similar events scheduled for 2015 where Assurance employees donate their time to deserving nonprofit organizations. All volunteer days are organized by the company’s employee-driven charitable foundation, Assurance Caring Together (ACT).  

On July 23, Assurance volunteers assisted the Special Olympics at their Golf Skills event in Marquette Park. Over 200 Special Olympics athletes completed the golfing skills course that included putting, chipping, and driving in the park. Assurance volunteers aided in the event by recording scores, escorting athletes, setting up tables and serving lunch.

“After the cancelling of the Special Olympics Tennis event due to weather, things could not have gone better,” said Rachael Rodakowski, Account Manager at Assurance. “The Special Olympics are famous around the world for a good reason. We’re happy to have been helping them for nearly a quarter of their amazing history!”

Under the motto “We Can Be Heroes”, Assurance employees donated over 17,000 labor hours in a ten year span through volunteer opportunities organized by ACT. If you or your business would like to volunteer with the Special Olympics, please visit http://www.specialolympics.org/.

About Assurance

Assurance is among the largest and most awarded independent insurance brokerages in the U.S. A “Top 50” broker and repeated national “Best Place to Work” winner, Assurance creates value by minimizing risk and maximizing health for 6,000 businesses and individuals across the country. The company is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL with centralized office locations in Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO. Visit Assurance at www.assuranceagency.com