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The Perrigo Charitable Foundation Donates $200,000 to Special Olympics

Aug 2021 Special Olympics

ALLEGAN, Michigan -- The Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce that it has donated $200,000 to Special Olympics Michigan’s Building Tomorrow’s Champions Campaign. The campaign supports the transformation of the former South Christian High School in Grand Rapids into the Special Olympics Michigan Unified Sports and Inclusion Center, which will become the largest Special Olympics facility in the world focusing on inclusion and health.

Perrigo’s donation will fund the health clinic and training room in the new 127,000 square foot state-of-the-art athletic facility that will also include sports training features such as a track, football fields, soccer fields, gymnasiums, and more. In addition to the use of the building and its amenities, health care services will also be available at zero cost to the 22,000 Special Olympics athletes and families in Michigan.

“At Perrigo, we are always looking for ways to support the communities in which we operate, and being able to support Special Olympics Michigan’s efforts to build a space that not only supports training and competition, but also will provide critical health services for athletes and the broader community, aligns with our self-care vision,” said Tom Farrington, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer for Perrigo and President of the Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation. “We are proud to join this effort to increase access to inclusive health care opportunities for children and adults.”

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