Miami, Florida, February 22, 2008 Athletes and volunteers were up with the sun on Sunday for the 2008 Miami Dade Special Olympics, a day of fun and competition for those with mental disabilities. Joining the athletes were volunteers from the law firm of Bilzin Sumberg, which has participated in the Miami Dade Special Olympics for more than ten years.
From partners to the newest staff members, employees and their families acted as "huggers," someone who accompanies a participant as he or she competes in the various track and field events. This year, their volunteer work was part of the ongoing Bilzin Sumberg Cares initiative, an employee-based program, designed to affect change in the surrounding community.
Alan D. Axelrod, Chair of the Corporate & Securities Group, and an avid volunteer with the Special Olympics led the firm's volunteers. "As someone who has been involved in this event for more than 20 years, I can assure you it is a day you will thoroughly enjoy and remember forever," said Mr. Axelrod in reference to his years of volunteering with the Special Olympics.
About Bilzin Sumberg CaresBilzin Sumberg Cares is our employee-based community involvement program designed to provide year-round support for one South Florida organization chosen annually. With its unique, whole-year approach, Bilzin Sumberg Cares has the capacity to affect real change in the lives of deserving individuals, while allowing our staff and their families to develop a lasting bond with those they help. The program sprang from our commitment to the positive development of the community we serve.
About Bilzin Sumberg
Bilzin Sumberg is a commercial law firm based in Florida. The Firm’s core practices include Business Finance & Restructuring, Corporate, Environmental, International, Land Development & Government Relations, Litigation, Real Estate, and Tax. For more information, please visit bilzin.com.