Senator Mike Michot Wins $100,000 ScholarWise Giveaway Supporting Special Olympics Louisiana
ScholarWise, along with Special Olympics Louisiana, announced that Senator Mike Michot was randomly selected at a live drawing of the 2nd Annual ScholarWise $100,000 education account giveaway. The drawing occurred June 3, 2011 on WVLA-NBC 33 during the 5pm news segment. This charitable fundraiser provides every entrant a chance to win a non-traditional “ANY School, ANY Student, ANY Time” scholarship. Senator Michot has been a longtime supporter of this program, and was the first person to purchase a ticket for the annual drawing.
“The giveaway is a great opportunity to support Special Olympics Louisiana and provide a unique, non-traditional scholarship opportunity for our community,” says Fred Reggie, Founder and CEO of ScholarWise. “Nothing like this is available anywhere else.”
In addition, Cathedral Carmel was awarded $20,000 for their efforts as one of the schools who partnered with Special Olympics Louisiana and ScholarWise to promote ticket sales among the school’s parents and grandparents.
“We are so grateful to everyone who supported this project and helped raise awareness of the contribution that Special Olympics makes to the more than 13,000 Special Athletes across the state,” says Pat Carpenter Bourgeois, CEO of Special Olympics Louisiana.
The non-traditional $100,000 Education Account may be won and used by ANYONE for:
• Tuition – anywhere in the U. S. or abroad
• Education-related Travel and Expenses
• Repayment of Student Loans
“I have participated in ScholarWise drawings from the beginning and am grateful to be living proof that anyone who supports such a great cause as Special Olympics can be rewarded,” says Louisiana State Senator Mike Michot.
Funds raised by ScholarWise benefit Special Olympics Louisiana, a non-profit whose mission is to change lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without disabilities. The organization provides year-round sports and athletic training and competition for over 13,000 Special Athletes around the state, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and share friendship with the community.