FREDERICTON - Aitkens Pewter, Canada's leading pewtersmith, is pleased to support New Brunswick's 2013 Special Olympians with a donation of more than 500 medals. The 2013 Special Olympics New Brunswick Summer Games take place August 22-25 at CFB Gagetown in Oromocto, and Kingswood Park in Fredericton.

"We're pleased to support our Special Olympians and the spirit of the Special Olympics, which is an organization that does excellent work, not only here in New Brunswick but around the world, Aitkens Pewter president Martin Aitken said. "We know that each Special Olympian will wear the medals we made for them with pride."

Josh Astle, executive director of Special Olympics New Brunswick, said Special Olympics NB offers sport opportunities to hundreds of individuals with an intellectual disability each year.

"Without the support of champion local businesses many of these individuals would be left with few opportunities to participate in physical activity," Astle said. "This donation will create joyful smiles on the faces of the recipients. Each medal is a symbol of happiness, courage, strength, and sportsmanship. Thanks to Aitkens Pewter, and others who support our organization, this year's games will be a fun and exciting time for more than 200 Special Olympics athletes from New Brunswick and PEI."

Since 1972, Aitkens Pewter has been producing some of the finest pewter creations available anywhere. Based in Fredericton, Aitkens Pewter is dedicated, not only to creating quality products, but also, to providing excellent service at its three stores. This dedication to quality and service is why the company's touchmark-the triple A in a circle-has become such a highly respected, and enduring, symbol of craftsmanship.

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