Special Olympics Minnesota Takes a Swing With Comm-Works

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Special Olympics Minnesota Takes a Swing With Comm-Works

Comm-Works and Special Olympics Minnesota Bring Out the Smiles

Special Olympics MinnesotaThe Ian Leonard Bad Pants Open was held Tuesday, September 18th, at Rush Creek Golf Club in Minnesota this year where Comm-Works was able to participate as a Silver Sponsor, helping support PGA Reach and Special Olympics Minnesota.

Special Olympics Minnesota Bad Pants Open

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Special Olympics Minnesota and PGA Reach’s Positive Impact to Those in Need

PGA REACH Minnesota is the charitable arm of the Minnesota PGA. The mission of PGA REACH Minnesota is to enable access to the game of golf utilizing PGA Professionals to positively impact the lives of youth, military, and diverse populations with an emphasis on inclusion.

Special Olympics Minnesota offers 8,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition. Through Special Olympics’ athletic, health and leadership programs, people with intellectual disabilities transform themselves, their communities and the world. Special Olympics Minnesota recognized as a premier organization providing essential life skills opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Comm-Works Special Olympics Minnesota

(Photo Credit: Ian Leonard Bad Pants Open Facebook Page)

The motto for the event is “Bad Pants for a Great Cause” with an emphasis on fashionable fun. The tournament featured an 18-hole fivesome scramble format.

Since 2013, the Bad Pants Open has raised over $380,000 for under-served athletes involved with Special Olympics Minnesota and PGA REACH Minnesota golf programming. This year, they raised well over $60,000.

Ian Leonard Special Olympics Minnesota

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Special Olympics Minnesota Kick-Off to Comm-Works Technology Symposium

Comm-Works is very committed to corporate responsibility. Each year, Ian Leonard’s Bad Pants Open is the kick-off event for our annual Technology Symposium. Following the Special Olympics Minnesota fundraising event, technology leaders from across the country join Comm-Works for a day packed full of networking and informative speakers touching today’s hottest technology trends.

The technology trends discussed this year directly impact most organizations. Check out the event recap and learn more about the 12 Technology Trends and Takeaways from Comm-Work’s 2018 Symposium.

Technology Trends 2018

Comm-Works Encourages Growth in the Local Community

Comm-Works’ Special Olympics Minnesota Bad Pants Open sponsorship is only a continuation of the many social events in which we partner. We also made a splash at the Annual Polar Plunge, celebrated the season of giving with Feed My Starving Children, and provided shelter to animals with Happy Tails Rescue.

Our approach to social innovation provides integration into our overall business strategy. We apply our global reach, service portfolio, and the expertise of our employees to help improve social and economic conditions worldwide. Check out just a few of the charitable organizations we work with on our social partnerships page.

Matthew Dahly

Marketing Content Specialist at Comm-Works

Matthew currently serves as the Marketing Content Specialist for Comm-Works. He possesses experience in the marketing and communications space, and has worked in a variety of fields including technology, health, and franchising. He holds his Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Mass Communications from St. Cloud State University in MN and in his spare time, you’ll find him swimming, cooking, and spending time outdoors.