Organized by the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce and generously sponsored by the Oak-Mar Motel & 3rd Street Diner and Casselman Creamery, the Community Dunk stands out for its emphasis on fostering local community engagement. Unlike the bustling Saturday Dunks, this event offers a more intimate setting, echoing the tight-knit spirit of Garrett County’s communities.
“This first annual event is a testament to our commitment to celebrating our local talent and supporting our athletes and Unified® teammates of Special Olympics Maryland – Garrett County,” expressed a spokesperson for the Chamber of Commerce.
What makes this event even more special is its timing. By taking place on a Thursday, it provides residents with a welcomed opportunity to participate without the weekend rush or scheduling conflicts. It’s a chance for neighbors to come together, rally around a worthy cause, and enjoy each other’s company.
Proceeds from the Dunk week will go towards supporting Special Olympics Maryland – Garrett County programming, including recent initiatives like participation in the 2023 Bowling State Championships and the Interscholastic Unified Elementary Bocce County Championships hosted by Garrett County Public Schools.
Andrew Fike, President of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to merge the Community Dunk with the February Business After Hours event. By doing so, they’ve created a synergy between networking, team-building, and community support.
“On behalf of many community members who, like myself, try to avoid large crowds or work weekends, I would like to thank Special Olympics Maryland for organizing this special weekday event. This is a great opportunity to involve more locals, and we hope to make it a new tradition!” Fike exclaimed enthusiastically.
More than just a fundraising event, the Community Dunk embodies the enduring spirit of Garrett County – a celebration of inclusivity, support, and local pride. As residents eagerly anticipate this inaugural affair, the stage is set for a heartwarming gathering where the bonds of community are strengthened, and the spirit of giving shines brightly in the snow-capped hills.
If you’re interested in participating or contributing to this meaningful cause, visit the event page at [link] for more details. Let’s come together and make a difference in our community. See you there!