The Point Mallard Figure Skating Club decided to give back to our community by hosting an annual poker run for Special Olympics. Our club currently has 2 Special Olympic athletes and they both participate with the Madison County Special Olympics Figure Skating Team and skate in Decatur. We are working to offer a figure skating program in Morgan County.
At this time we have partnered with the Madison County Special Olympics to donate our proceeds from our fundraiser to our local athletes. For this reason that is why we say the poker run is to benefit North Alabama Special Olympics. We hope to surpass our $1600 donation from last year.
Alabama is unique in that it offers Figure Skating to it's Special Olympic Athletes. The ALABAMA SKATING TEAM will be competing this year on our HOME ice for Regionals. Alabama is proud to be hosting the Regional Skating Competition and hope to have many of our athletes qualify to compete at the World Games in 2016. These funds help them to have a great competition season.