SwampDogs Recognized by Special Olympics

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Special Olympics of Cumberland County has recognized the Fayetteville SwampDogs with the Outstanding Organization Award for 2015. The SwampDogs also received this honor in 2013 and 2014.

The award recognizes the SwampDogs for their continued support of and dedication to Special Olympics of Cumberland County. SwampDogs general manager Jeremy Aagard serves on the board of the organization.

“It’s a privilege to be part of such an incredible organization, and for them to honor us with this award is incredibly humbling as an organization,” said Aagard. “We look forward to continuing our partnership in the future.”

The SwampDogs have been innovative supporters of the Special Olympics of Cumberland County for years – raising money through the Spare Change for Special Olympics program at the stadium, and creating and implementing the Special Olympics Internship program.

“The Special Olympics Interns are a phenomenal group of men and women, who continue to impress every year,” said Aagard. “To watch their continued growth every year is a pleasure. We are extremely proud to have them be a part of the SwampDogs family.”

In addition to Aagard’s involvement with the Special Olympics of Cumberland County, team President Lew Handelsman has served on the board of Special Olympics of Southern California, and attended this summer’s World Games held in Los Angeles as an honored guest.

“We don’t do it for a pat on the back,” said Aagard of the SwampDogs’ involvement and dedication to giving back to the local community. “We do it because it is there is nothing more rewarding than having a positive impact in someone’s life.”