Brandt Cares | Unified Relay Across America 2015
This year, Brandt participated in the Special Olympics’ Unified Relay Across America. Our teams across the state of Texas raised thousands of dollars and were responsible for inspiring teamwork and raising awareness in the communities we serve.
The Special Olympics: A Legacy of Building Bridges
For almost 50 years, Special Olympics has been encouraging those with intellectual disabilities to challenge themselves to achieve something greater. The games have raised awareness and money for a range of issues related to intellectual disability.
On July 25, 2015, Special Olympics kicked off the World Summer GamTeam Brandt in Houstones in Los Angeles. Over 6,500 athletes will compete in a broad range of athletic events, and the games will continue through August 2.
The Flame of Hope
As a lead-up to the games, the Flame of Hope was lit in Athens, Greece and carried by teams and individuals across the world to Los Angeles. The U.S. leg of the journey took place between May 26 and July 10, crossing Texas on the way to L.A.
The event was called the Unified Relay Across America (URAA), the first event of its kind, and Brandt was proud to be part of it. The effort was part of the Special Olympics’ Unified Sports program, geared to create inclusive, respectful sports teams across a range of intellectual and physical abilities.
The Brandt teams helped carry the Flame of Hope across the state of Texas. All five Brandt offices participated in the race and collectively raised over $10,000 for the URAA initiative.
Brandt’s work builds a firm foundation for our clients as it builds a firm foundation for our communities. Brandt Cares believes deeply in giving to the communities that have supported us for more than 60 years. Thanks to all our employees who participated, as well as Special Olympics and all of the athletes who participated with us.