We are pleased to share the exciting news about our brokerage, Engel & Völkers, new North America partnership! On March 10, 2015, we officially announced the selection of the Special Olympics as the Engel & Völkers charity of choice for North America. We have entered into a three-year partnership and we are focusing our efforts on the support of the newest Special Olympics initiative “Play Unified”. This is a global campaign that reaches locally through the Venturelli Group – Engel & Völkers Santa Barbara / Montecito. This campaign will inspire and mobilize youth to connect with people with intellectual disabilities and create more inclusive communities, leading to a more respectful world for everyone. We want to be a part of developing the first Unified Generation that will fight inactivity, intolerance and injustice.

July 2018 marks the 5oth anniversary of Special Olympics and its National Summer Games and during this time the organization is challenging the nation and the world to embrace this unique civil rights movement for inclusion, unity and respect that is led by people with intellectual disabilities alongside their peers without intellectual disabilities.