Peach Bowl Inc. to Present National Down Syndrome Conference Big Game Ball

The Big Game Ball honors inclusive post-secondary education

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The National Down Syndrome Congress is proud to announce Peach Bowl, Inc., as Presenting Sponsor of The Big Game Ball.

We hope to help recognize the universities participating in our Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games this year and the work being done to support individuals and families impacted by Down Syndrome.

— Gary Stokan, CEO and President of Peach Bowl, Inc.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, USA, July 8, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The National Down Syndrome Congress is proud to announce that Peach Bowl, Inc. is the presenting sponsor of The Big Game Ball. The event will take place at the College Football Hall of Fame on September 1, 2022 and will serve as the first event of the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic weekend.

The Big Game Ball celebrates individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to developing and improving inclusive post-secondary education for students with developmental disabilities. The event will honor post-secondary programs at Clemson University, Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, and the University of Oregon College of Education’s Special Education Graduate Program. Additionally, the Big Game Ball will honor Think College in the nonprofit category, Hallmark Channel in the business category, impactful individual, Stephanie Smith Lee, and self-advocate of distinction, Caden Cox. .

“As an extension of the deep support we provide to our local community, we are proud to lend our voice in support of the National Down Syndrome Congress and its mission,” said Gary Stokan, CEO and President of Peach Bowl, Inc. . “By helping to create this event and pledging our own financial assistance, we hope to help recognize the universities participating in our Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games this year and the work being done to support individuals and families impacted by Down syndrome. of Down.”

The Big Game Ball will increase awareness of inclusive post-secondary opportunities for students with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. Funds from the event will be used to provide scholarships for students with Down syndrome and support the work of the National Down Syndrome Congress as it continues to ensure model standards of quality for post-secondary programs and a political support for educators who continue to chart the course for inclusive education. at all levels.

“Maria and I are thrilled to serve as Co-Chairs of The Big Game Ball and are thrilled to have the Peach Bowl on board as title sponsors,” said Tony Barnhart, aka Mr. College Football. “The Peach Bowl has an outstanding record of charitable giving, and we are extremely grateful to Gary Stokan and the Board for their support. My wife Maria also has a strong personal interest as it benefits a cause close to our hearts. as a younger brother David was born with Down Syndrome in 1955. We want to educate families about today’s post-secondary options for students with developmental disabilities.

Rhonda Rice, Director of Engagement at the National Down Syndrome Congress, said, “Our organization is thrilled to have a platform on such a large stage and the support of Peach Bowl, Inc., for the Big Game Ball. Peach Bowl, Inc. has long been known as “college football’s most charitable bowling organization.” The commitment of the Peach Bowl, Inc. Board of Directors to provide support as a presenting sponsor demonstrates its strong commitment to supporting higher education for ALL students.

About the National Down Syndrome Congress: The National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to a better world for people with Down Syndrome. Founded in 1973, the NDSC is a leading national resource of support and information for anyone affected by or seeking to learn more about Down syndrome from the time of diagnosis, whether prenatal or at birth, until adulthood. The purpose of the NDSC is to promote the interests of people with Down syndrome and their families through advocacy, public education and information. NDSC empowers individuals and families of all demographics and reshapes the way people understand and experience Down syndrome. The National Down Syndrome Congress is dedicated to a better world for people with Down Syndrome. To learn more about the National Down Syndrome Congress, visit www.ndsccenter.org.
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