Thanks to our friends at Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Special Olympics Florida athlete Roan Luallen and his family enjoyed a complimentary vacation at HICV’s flagship Orange Lake Resort property in Orlando.
The stay, which included a private training session with HICV tennis pro Ernie Fink, was part of Special Olympics Florida’s Every Family is Special program. The program works with corporate partners like HICV to celebrate the diversity of Special Olympics Florida families, while raising awareness about their unique needs and abilities.
“We were so excited to host Roan and his family at our resort! At Holiday Inn Club Vacations, our purpose is to strengthen families through meaningful travel experiences, and this partnership with Special Olympics Florida allows our team to do just that for an inspiring athlete and his deserving family,” said Chelsea Wynn, Vice President at Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort.
Roan and his family had a blast at the resort, where HICV team members formed a cheering section to send him off to the State Tennis Championships in style. Their support -– and his time with the tennis coach -– helped Roan take home a first-place finish in this year’s competition!
“We are incredibly grateful to our longtime partner Holiday Inn Club Vacations for their support of our athletes and our Every Family is Special campaign,” said Sherry Wheelock, President and CEO of Special Olympics Florida. “Families are at the heart of our mission to create a more inclusive world for people with intellectual disabilities. They provide the love, support, and encouragement that enables our athletes to achieve amazing things. We are thrilled to partner with organizations like Holiday Inn Club Vacations to celebrate and raise awareness of their unique stories.”