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Local celebrities to bag groceries at Safeway Saturday for charity

Safeway shoppers can join Mayor Pro Tem Hal Cole, KRLT-FM DJ Howie Nave, Tahoe Daily Tribune General Manager Kimberly Kuntz and other local celebrities at 10 a.m. Saturday at the South Lake Tahoe Safeway at 1020 Johnson Road as they compete in a “celebrity bagger” contest to support Safeway’s annual campaign to raise millions of dollars for people with disabilities.

Safeway is celebrating People with Disabilities Awareness Month and Autism Awareness Month and is raising funds for Easter Seals, Special Olympics and other organizations that help children and adults with autism and other special needs. Safeway invites all shoppers to meet the celebrities at the store where they can also make a donation that will be used exclusively for services to help people with disabilities.

Other celebrity baggers include KRLT-FM Sales Manager George Alm, South Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce representatives and Special Olympics athletes. KRLT plans a live radio remote from the event.

“We are excited about our campaign and greatly appreciate our customers’ help in raising funds and awareness for people with disabilities,” said Safeway District Manager Terry Friedman.

“Easter Seals and Special Olympics are at the forefront of this important cause and have a well-established track record for providing services and inspiration on multiple levels for children and adults with a broad range of physical and intellectual disabilities.”

For the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Safeway is raising funds in April for a variety of critical regional rehabilitation services, autism programs and job training grants. Fundraising also supports athletes competing in the Special Olympics. Safeway employs some 10,000 people with disabilities.

For more information about local Special Olympics programs, please visit http://www.sonc.org.

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