U.S. Department of Education helps launch 2010 USA National games

July 15, 2010

U.S. Department of Education
Office of Communications & Outreach, Press Office
400 Maryland Ave., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20202

MEDIA ADVISORY
EVENT DATE: Sunday, July 18, 2010
Contact: Jim Bradshaw
(202) 401-2310 or jim.bradshaw@ed.gov

ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNY TO PARTICIPATE IN SPECIAL OLYMPICS ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION, HELPING LAUNCH USA GAMES

Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny will participate in the 2010 National Project UNIFY Education Leadership Roundtable Sunday at the Nebraska Governor’s Mansion in Lincoln. The two-hour discussion, co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Education, will help launch the Special Olympics USA National Games Week.

Posny, who heads the Education Department’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, will join others in discussing issues related to Special Olympics, Project UNIFY and society at large.

Project UNIFY, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education, strives to foster respect for people with intellectual disabilities by utilizing the programs and initiatives of Special Olympics.

WHO:
Alexa Posny, assistant secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

WHAT:
Participates in the 2010 National Project UNIFY Education Leadership Roundtable

WHERE:
Nebraska Governor’s Mansion, 1425 H St., Lincoln, Neb.

WHEN:
11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 18, 2010



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