By Therese Giannelli, Community Resources Manager
California State Prison-Sacramento
Inmate food sales conducted on California State Prison-Sacramento’s (CSP-SAC) three level IV Facilities and the Minimum Support Facility, provided a generous donation for Special Olympics Northern California.
Special Olympics representatives accepted the donation from CSP-SAC inmates with much gratitude.
Assistant Director of Special Olympics Northern California Camille Cooney, Special Olympic Athlete Carissa and her mother, Krista, attended the check presentations and met with the men on each of the facilities.
Carissa and her mother detailed what Special Olympics has meant and done for them.
There was a combined total of $6,869 raised and documented by a meet-and-greet with Warden (A) David Baughman.
Donations go to local athletes to provide funding for coaching, training, equipment, travel and many other expenses that are customary to any athlete competing. These donations provide 91 cents to every dollar directly to the athletes and provide inclusion in sports for all.
Carissa has been successful in making the most of her athletic abilities and has been the face of Special Olympics at many events and a great representative at fundraisers at CSP-SAC.