Sheriff’s Office accepts $10K donation for Special Olympics


Gilbert’s Resort representatives and Miami Boat Show Poker Run organizers presented Sheriff Rick Ramsay with a $10,000 check for the Florida Keys Special Olympics on Thursday.


The Florida Powerboat Club President Stu Jones and Gilbert’s Resort Owner Elina Weisberg handed the check to Sheriff Rick Ramsay and Maj. Chad Scibilia at the resort in Key Largo.


“I was excited to accept this check on behalf of the Special Olympics from our community partners,” said Sheriff Rick Ramsay. “This generous donation is going to a great cause.”


Florida Keys Special Olympics Representative for Law Enforcement Jo Socha said the donated funds will help pay for Special Olympians’ health bills as well as exercise and wellness programs. Socha also recently raised approximately $2,400 from the recent Cudjoe Gardens March Madness Yard Sale also for the Special Olympics.