Vote for Special Olympics Montgomery County to win $100,000 from NRG Gives

NRG launched the 2019 spring campaign of NRG Gives on April 23, with a kickoff event celebrating the participating nonprofits. From left to right, representatives from Family Strong 4 ALS Foundation, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, and the Special Olympics Montgomery County, with Leanne Schneider (floral, white blouse), Director, Community Relations and Executive Director, NRG Charitable Foundation.

Special Olympics Montgomery County is one of three nonprofits in the running to win $100,000   from Philadelphia-based energy supplier, NRG Energy, Inc..

NRG employees have selected Bicycle Coalition of Greater PhiladelphiaThe Family Strong 4 ALS Foundation, and Special Olympics Montgomery County as finalists for the NRG Gives campaign, where one nonprofit will be awarded $100,000 based on a public vote.

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“From start to finish, NRG Gives is a special program for NRG, its employees, and the region,” said Mike Starck, Vice-President and General Manager of NRG Retail East division. “It gives the Greater Philadelphia community the opportunity to advocate for the causes they find important simply by voting for their favorite nonprofit.”

Special Olympics Montgomery County, the local chapter  (based in Blue Bell) of the international organization, conducts training and Olympic-styled competitions in 18 sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities, or significant developmental disabilities, at various venues within the county.

Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, through advocacy and education, leads the movement to make bicycling a safe and fun way to get around for anyone in Greater Philadelphia.

The Family Strong 4 ALS Foundation supports research for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and advocates for efficient and expedient access to treatments and cures.

Here’s how voting works: Between now and April 29 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, the public can visit to vote. Voting is limited to one vote per day. The organization with the most votes at the end of the voting period will receive a $100,000 donation, and the other two nonprofits will receive $20,000 and $10,000, respectively, based on voting totals. The results will be announced on May 1.

At the conclusion of this campaign, NRG will have donated $575,000 to 20 regional nonprofits through the NRG Gives program since November 2016.

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