Red Nose Day is a global day of “FUN-raising” with a mission to drive positive change through the power of entertainment and is commonly observed in the United States with the sale of red foam noses from local Walgreens. The campaign’s objective is to raise awareness and money for children in poverty. All proceeds support various projects that ensure that children and young people in all 50 U.S. states and 15 other countries are safe, healthy, and educated.
Beam Legal Team has been helping our special needs clients by winning lawsuits that help provide money to cope with the challenges of disabilities for over 30 years. As a result of medical negligence that resulted in his diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy, Jason Royal and his mother, Brenda, were introduced into the Beam Legal Team family. We helped them, like countless others, seek the justice they deserved in a court of law.
On May 26, 2016, Beam Legal Team celebrated Red Nose Day by donating to the Bullitt County Special Olympics in Kentucky in honor of Jason and Brenda Royal. For over 25 years, Brenda has coordinated the Bullitt County Special Olympics. The Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competitions in Olympic-style sports for children and adults with disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to demonstrate courage, develop physical fitness, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendships with their families, their community, and other Special Olympic Athletes. Bullitt County athletes have the opportunity to compete in two sports: bowling and track and field.
Jason Royal has participated in the Special Olympics since he turned eight years old. According to his mother, Jason, now 34, “loves bowling more than any sport.” Brenda has been coaching Jason and other athletes in both bowling and track and field for over 25 years. “My son Jason is the reason I got into coordinating Special Olympics here in this county,” Brenda told us. “This unique and funny man has changed my life and I am a better person in so many ways for it. He changes the lives of everyone he comes in contact with! He’s such a joy to be around! He is my Jason.”
Special Olympics Kentucky is a nonprofit organization funded through private donations, sponsorships, grants, and fundraising projects across the state, and each local organization throughout the state is responsible for their own fundraising. All proceeds directly benefit the athletes by funding uniforms, accommodations when athletes are not competing locally, awards, and banquets. To donate, please visit http://soky.org/.