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April 1, 2020

Special Olympics Maine Recipient of $500 from Partners Bank Employee Donation Program

Alex Shain at Special Olympics Winter Games

Partners Bank Credit Analyst Alex Shain (left) is the most recent employee to be selected for the Bank’s Employee Donation Program. He selected Special Olympics Maine to receive the $500 gift. Shain is pictured here volunteering at the recent Special Olympics Winter Games.

SANFORD, Maine—Thanks to Alex Shain, Credit Analyst at Partners Bank, Special Olympics Maine will be receiving $500 through the Bank’s Employee Donation Program. Shain is the 48th selected employee to have the opportunity to choose an organization to receive the program’s monthly gift.

Special Olympics Maine, which is a subset of the Special Olympics organization, creates an inclusive and accepting environment of those with intellectual disabilities. Its mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults. Members of the program are provided ample opportunity to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience the growth of friendship through friends, family and other Special Olympics athletes in the community.

The Maine-based chapter serves over 4,400 athletes and offers over 70-plus events at the local, state, national, and international level.

Shain has volunteered at several Special Olympic Maine events this past year and stated how hard the athletes work during these events, as well as how much they enjoy participating. He hopes this donation will help with the on-going need for the organization.

“I personally just hope this donation can go to helping as many athletes as possible so that they have a positive experience with competition and sports,” Shain said. “If you haven’t had the chance to volunteer for Special Olympics, I highly recommend it. It is a very rewarding experience for everyone involved.”

“We applaud Alex on choosing Special Olympics Maine as this month’s recipient,” Bank President, Blaine Boudreau said, “Organizations like Special Olympics provide such a rewarding service to the community and we thank Alex for his volunteerism to them as well.”

To learn more about Special Olympics Maine or how you can get involved in your state’s Special Olympics program, visit https://www.somaine.org/ and https://www.specialolympics.org/