Dear fans of Special Olympics,
We need your help! The 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games have been nominated for a Sports Travel Award by Sports Travel magazine and the only way for our World Games to win the award is for you to cast your vote online for the Games! Voting closes on Monday, September 14, so please take three minutes to CAST YOUR VOTE NOW by following the detailed instructions below.
Events are nominated and then voted upon by the readers of Sports Travel, a major sports world's event magazine. Criteria for nomination and voting include superior organization of and attendance at the event, a superior experience for the competitors and/or spectators at the event, and how the site or venue served to enhance the event. Final balloting is open through September 14, 2009. Winners will be announced at the TEAMS 2009 Conference & Expo, October 13-17, 2009, in New Orleans.
Please note, you can only vote once per email address. So if you have a work email AND a personal email, you can vote once for EACH of those email addresses, thereby doubling your vote in support of the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games! Be sure to forward this email to your constituents, friends and family!
How to vote:
1. Click on http://www.SportsTravelMagazine.com
2. Look for the "Vote Now" button on the right of the page and click it
3. A new window will pop-up to vote
4. The first category is “Amateur Sporting Event”
5. Scroll to the second blue bar that says, “Best Multi-Sport or Multi-Discipline Event:”
6. The 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games is the 5th option. Click on the circle and you will see a black dot appear that marks your vote. YOU ARE NOT DONE YET.
7. Scroll to the bottom of the screen.
8. You will see a yellow bar that says “Sports Event of the Year” with a drop down menu underneath it.
9. Click on the drop down menu
10. The 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games is the 11th option. Click on it.
11. To cast your vote, you must now enter your name and a valid email address in order to vote.
12. Once you enter the name and email, click the grey Submit button at the very bottom of the screen.
13. NOT QUITE DONE YET!
14. You MUST then go to your email where you will find an email from: email@example.com.
15. Open this email and click on the link provided in the first sentence to confirm your vote.
16. Congratulations, you have now voted for the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games to be Sports Travel Magazine’s Best Multi-Sport or Multi-Discipline Event of the year, AND the best Sporting Event of the Year! Thank you!
17. Now repeat the process for your other email address(es) and be sure to confirm the vote!