Madeira Beach, FL, August 18, 2018 — Luxury real estate company Engel & Völkers Madeira Beach today announced the renewal of its commitment to Special Olympics International through its participation in the corporately led Contribution at Closing Program. The Program allows real estate advisors to make a financial donation to Special Olympics on behalf of their clients. As part of the closing process of a real estate transaction, an advisor can opt to give a donation amount that is recognized through the Program.

“We are proud to support Special Olympics in their efforts to create more inclusive communities around the world,” said Cherie Pattishall, license partner of Engel & Völkers Madeira Beach. “Special Olympics’ utmost passion in best serving local communities internationally perfectly aligns with our shop’s and advisors’ commitment in meeting and exceeding the needs of the communities we serve.”

Funds raised through Contribution at Closing support the development and promotion of sports, health and advocacy Special Olympics programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities across North America, as well as enhance programs on the local level.

To learn more about Engel & Völkers’ partnership with Special Olympics, please visit the “Giving Back” page on Donations to Special Olympics on behalf of Engel & Völkers can be made at

About Engel & Völkers

Since its beginning in 1977 as a specialty boutique providing exclusive, high-end real estate services in Hamburg, Germany, Engel & Völkers has become one of the world’s leading companies specializing in the sale and lease of premium residential and commercial property, yachts and private aviation. Engel & Völkers currently operates a global network of over 10,000 real estate advisors ​in more than 30 countries, offering both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of luxury services. Committed to exceptional service, Engel & Völkers supports its advisors with an array of premium quality business services; marketing programs and tools; multiple platforms for mobile, social and web; as well as access to its global network of real estate professionals, property listings and market data. Each brokerage is independently owned and operated.

About Special Olympics

Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. We empower people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all. Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 4.5 million athletes in 170 countries. With the support of more than 1.4 million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers 32 Olympic-type sports and more than 94,000 games and competitions throughout the year. Special Olympics is supported by individuals, foundations and partners. Visit Special Olympics at Engage with us on: Twitter @specialolympics,,, and

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