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Cobb Supports Special Olympics

More than 200 athletes in the Special Olympics Arkansas program gathered at John Brown University for training in their respective sports.  Each year, Cobb-Vantress supports the program on one evening of the weeklong event.

Terri Weir, executive director / chief executive officer of Special Olympics Arkansas says “Our partnership with Cobb continues to grow as much as our participation at camp grows”.

 “Cobb sponsors a dinner every year for the 200 Special Olympics athletes as well as their 50 coaches, parents and mentors.  Cobb-Vantress' partnership and support provides a true service to the athletes.”

Special Olympics Arkansas serves all counties of the state, and involves 14,000 athletes, their families and 5000 volunteers.  It hosts over 280 competitions throughout the state during the year. Competitions may involve up to 17 sports such as cycling, power lifting, aquatics, bocce and floor hockey.

More information is available on their website: http://www.specialolympicsarkansas.org/

 Cobb-Vantress, Inc. is a poultry research and development company engaged in the production, improvement and sale of broiler breeding stock.  Cobb is the world’s oldest pedigree broiler breeding company. Since 1916 Cobb has grown into one of the world’s leading suppliers of broiler breeding stock with distribution in 100 countries. Cobb has contributed to the dynamic efficiency and growth of an industry that has transformed chicken into an economically affordable healthy protein source for many of the world's almost seven billion people.

 

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