RELATED : Negotiating prices helps Special Olympians at garage sale
This garage sale is different in another way. The buyer negotiates the price they will pay for an item. Fundraisers like this allowed the team to send dozens of athletes to this past year’s games.
“I seem to remember the number … of over $150 a person that we take to summer games. We took 75, I think this year,” Cindy Lewis, an organizer and coach for the Clark County Special Olympics team, said.
The garage sale raised about $4,600 last year.
“It’s a way for our kids, some of them are 50 or 60 years-old, but they can participate in sports. When they were kids, a lot of them could not participate in sports,” Lewis said.
The sale will continues today from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to noon to the general public at the Clark County Developmental Disabilities gymnasium, 2335 Kenton St.
On Monday, the fundraiser will be open to people associated with the developmental disabilities field such as clients, staff and providers from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon.
The team’s next event, Bowl-a-thon, is at Victory Lanes in Springfield. It will be Saturday, Aug. 11. The price is $ 6 for two hours and there will be door prizes.