Goodwill Fort Worth Goes For the Gold

Processing Olympics to Feature 151 Employee Contestants in Seven Events 

WHO:  151 Goodwill Fort Worth employees representing 23 retail stores and 18 attended donation centers; Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth President and CEO David Cox; and Vice President of Retail and Donated Goods Rosemary Cruz

WHAT:  In celebration of the United States being awarded the 2028 Summer Olympics, Goodwill Fort Worth will host their own competition. The Processing Olympics features 151 of Goodwill’s best retail team members competing in seven events to show off how good they are at their job. Events include, filling bins with bags of clothing, sorting clothing and hardline donations, hanging and pricing clothing and hardlines, pre-scanning books for sale, sorting hangers and shrink wrapping a pallet of boxes. The top three contestants in each event will be awarded gold, silver and bronze medals.

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 9, 2017; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Processing Olympics; 9 a.m.: Opening Ceremony; 9:30 a.m.: Contestant processional through headquarters; 10 a.m.: First event begins

WHERE:  Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth; 4005 Campus Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76119;

(817) 332-7866

WHY:  Goodwill is more than a thrift store. The largest employer of people with disabilities in the world, Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance.

Goodwill Fort Worth’s 23 retail locations provide revenue through the sale of donated goods to support Goodwill’s mission – job training and career services for people with disabilities, such as physical or mental disabilities and other barriers to employment including lack of education or work experience and homelessness. For more information on Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, please visit www.goodwillfortworth.org.

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