Monday, October 22nd, Casey Brown, a Newport native, returned to Newport to present a plaque of appreciation to Dean Sides and Elliot Sides of George Kell Motors. Assistant Coach Casey Brown was accompanied by members of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games Team Arkansas, Aidan Ivers and Becky Carter. Kell Motors was a sponsor at Charity Olive Hour 2018. The event was held at Next Level Events in Little Rock. The event provided a relaxed atmosphere with live and silent auction featuring over 350 items. The packages included local vendor items, vacation packages, professional sports tickets, and more.

Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities. When people give, the money contributes to the equipment, attire and health supplies that help transform an athlete's life.

Special Olympics is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. There are more than 5 million Special Olympics athletes in 172 countries.

According to the website, Special Olympics International (SOI) is committed to efficiency and transparency. SOI communicates with supporters, donors, and prospective donors by email, postal mail, phone, and other means, both to request contributions to the cause and educate the public about Special Olympics’ year round sport and health programs, volunteer opportunities, and Unified events in local communities and around the world. These efforts help advance the mission to change attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities and transform lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere.