Miami, FL. - Hundreds of athletes and volunteers participated in the 2012 Miami Dade Special Olympics, a day of fun and competition for those with intellectual disabilities. Joining them were volunteers from the law firm of Bilzin Sumberg, which has participated in the Miami Dade Special Olympics for more than a dozen years.
Partners, staff members and their families served as "huggers," supportive people who accompany a participant as he or she competes in the various track and field events. The volunteer work was part of the ongoing Bilzin Sumberg Cares initiative, an employee-based program designed to effect change in the surrounding community.
Alan D. Axelrod, Bilzin Sumberg Partner and Practice Group Leader of the Corporate & Securities Group, is an avid volunteer with the Special Olympics. It is a passionate role of his to annually lead 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 Cares
Bilzin Sumberg Cares is an employee-based community involvement program designed to provide support for South Florida organizations. With its unique, year-round approach, Bilzin Sumberg Cares has the capacity to effect real change in the lives of deserving individuals, while allowing staff and their families to develop a lasting bond with those they help. The program sprang from a commitment to the positive development of the community we serve.
About Bilzin Sumberg
Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP is a commercial law firm with extensive experience in the areas of commercial finance, corporate and securities, environmental law, land use and government relations, litigation, real estate, restructuring and bankruptcy, tax and wealth preservation planning. For more information, please visit www.bilzin.com.