May 24, 2019
GLVR Recognized for Support of Local Special Olympics
The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) on May 18 was presented with a plaque in recognition of the Association’s support of the Carbon County Special Olympics. Cass Chies, a past president and the broker-owner of RE/MAX Diamond 1st in Palmerton, accepted the award on behalf of the Association.
In 2016, President Jim Zurn chose the Carbon County Special Olympics to be the “Charity of Choice.” After Jim unexpectedly passed away, Interim President Chris Raad carried through with Jim’s wishes and presented a check to the Carbon County Special Olympics in the amount of $4,500. In addition, GLVR members supported a bake sale that benefited the Special Olympics.
When Cass was president in 2017, she again chose to support the Special Olympics. Cass supported the organization in all three counties in GLVR’s footprint – Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon – and presented each of them with $1,500 checks.
The Board of Directors and staff at the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® thank the Special Olympics for this kind gesture. The Association looks forward to continuing its positive impact in the Greater Lehigh Valley community.