It’s been a fun and busy year at RTG Medical with our 2018 community partners. The mission of our Community Partnership Program is to go beyond only making a financial impact for our nonprofits but also to interact and really get to know those we as a company are making a difference for by volunteering. Here’s what our employees have been up to this year outside the office!
In May, many of our employees and their families volunteered as official timers and awards volunteer for the Special Olympics Nebraska state track meet at Northwest High School. The rain couldn’t keep us away that day!
“We had a blast time-keeping during the track events, but the most fun came in all the congratulatory, high fives and hugs! There’s a quote that reads ‘A person’s most useful asset is not a head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love, an ear ready to listen and a hand willing to help others.’ Volunteering for the Special Olympics reminded not only myself but also my son that we all have something special to give to others and one of the best ways to express this is through service,” Shanah Novotny, Senior Recruiter shared.
Also this summer, we contributed to the Fremont Veterans Park initiative where local veteran groups worked together to construct the park to honor our nation’s veterans. The park has a monument dedicated to each branch of service as well as the flag of each military branch. As RTG is proudly veteran-owned, we were happy to support an incredible community project like this one.
We recently updated some computer equipment, so our gently used Dell monitors were donated to the Fremont Family YMCA. The YMCA has said the monitors will be used in their computer lab for children in the community to use, office equipment upgrades for their staff, as well as updated equipment for their brand new Aquatics Center and more.
At the beginning of June, RTG Medical employees and their families participated in the Honor & Remember 5K Run for the Fallen at Werner Park. There was a short ceremony prior to the 5K run where the father of a fallen soldier gave a moving speech on what this event meant to him.
Later that evening, RTG sponsored the Omaha Storm Chasers’ Honor and Remember Night game where 250 Gold Star families were honored. The night kicked off with Army HALO skydivers, and during the National Anthem Gold Star families stood with Honor & Remember flags for those military soldiers that had fallen. Fireworks in celebration completed the night along with a lot of fantastic memories.
At the end of June, our employees attended the Special Olympics Team Nebraska BBQ send-off where Special Olympics Nebraska athletes and their families were given a big “Good Luck!” at the National Games in Seattle.
“We absolutely love partnering with organizations like RTG Medical! It is extremely important to us that our community partners feel like they are a part of our organization, and that they have as much interaction and experiences with our athletes as possible. RTG Medical employees are so fun, so positive and so ready to help in any situation. Whether it’s hanging out with our Team Nebraska athletes at a send-off BBQ, or helping volunteer at a competition, you can tell that each employee is committed to having fun and representing their company in a positive way. We know that we have a true partner in every sense with RTG Medical. They are genuinely making an impact on our athletes lives by supporting athletes in their local community and across the state of Nebraska. We can’t thank RTG Medical enough for their support,” said Erin Stoll, Director of Individual & Major Gifts for Special Olympics Nebraska.
We can’t believe this year is already more than halfway over, but we’re looking forward to more volunteer opportunities and continue giving back to our communities! To learn more about the efforts of our Community Partnership Program, click here.