Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Ishpi Information Technologies, Inc. (ISHPI)’s founder, Noah Leask, had a vision for ISHPI to make a difference by supporting vital community service programs, charitable organizations at the local, state and national levels.
ISHPI continues to serve the community by becoming a statewide partner of Special Olympics South Carolina (SOSC). ISHPI joins the ranks of companies like BMW, Michelin, Wal-Mart, CVS and Blue Cross and Blue Shield in their vital sponsorship support for SOSC. This sponsorship provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons 3 years of age and older with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Competition opportunities start at age 8 for SOSC athletes.
The vision of Special Olympics South Carolina is to be the leader in life-long and unified sports programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Noah Leask has served on the board of directors for three years and currently serves on the executive committee as officer in the position of treasurer. He said, “Special Olympics and Special Olympics SC are great organizations helping so many people. We will help them in any way we can.”
Special Olympics is founded on the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy and benefit from participation in individual and team sports.
These must be adapted only as necessary to meet the needs of those with mental and physical limitations.