Raleigh, N.C. — TheeDesign Studio, a web design and Internet marketing firm in Raleigh, is "Passing of the Torch" to support the Paralympic Games.
Starting Friday, TheeDesign Studio is pledging to donate $1 to the U.S. Paralympic Committee for every new fan who likes the TheeDesign Studio’s Facebook page. People are also encouraged to like the U.S. Paralympics Facebook page.
"We wanted to make the most of the Olympic spirit to support a good cause," said Richard Horvath, owner and president of TheeDesign Studio, said in a statement. "The passing of the torch is a significant part of the Olympic Games, so we thought we would try and pass the awareness and the emotions that are tied to the Olympics on to the Paralympics as well."
The Paralympics is an international multi-sport event, similar to the Olympics, in which physical disabled athletes compete. This includes athletes who suffer from blindness, cerebral palsy and other mobility and physical disabilities. The 2012 Paralympic games will run immediately after the Olympic Games in London.
TheeDesign Studio's "Passing of the Torch" Pledge will run from the start of the Olympic Games on July 27 until Sept. 9 when the Paralympic Games end. TheeDesign Studio will donate $1 for every new Like to their Facebook page up to $500, and participants are asked to also Like the U.S. Paralympics page.
"Most people aren’t even aware that the Paralympics takes place in the same city and right after the highly publicized regular Olympic Games. We are hoping that this opportunity raises more awareness, not just for the Paralympics, but for the disabled community as a whole," Horvath said.