Girlfriends Films & Syren De Mer Support Special Olympics
Girlfriends Films and Syren De Mer support Special Olympics with a $1000 donation. Appearing in 17 movies for Girlfriends Films, Syren De Mer is one of the studio’s most filmed performers the past year. De Mer’s selection for the Girlfriends Films’ October charity honors her daughter, an athlete in Special Olympics for 6 years.
Girlfriends Films calls on its strong community of fans and followers to join Syren De Mer in supporting Special Olympics. Donations of all sizes may be made directly to the organization at http://tinyurl.com/SpecialOlympicDonation.
“The reason I chose Special Olympics is because our oldest daughter has been a participant in it for the last 6 years,” says Syren De Mer. “When she was born she suffered a major stroke, and now lives with a number of disabilities along with epilepsy. Special Olympics gave her a way to help cope with these.”
“Special Olympics helps her self esteem,” continues De Mer. “It’s an outlet for her energy she wouldn’t normally have. She’s made many friends, and it helps with her social and physical skills, driving her to excel at what she does. She really strives to win the medals because, and I quote, ‘I want to win the medals not the ribbons; they’re not as pretty.’ Watching her and the other athletes stand on the podiums to receive their recognitions is one of the most heartwarming experiences you’ll ever have. You see their personalities manifest themselves in very emotional and sometimes humorous ways you don’t normally see in athletes who are not disabled. They are not afraid to show exactly how they feel, with no inhibitions or care of what others think.”
According to SpecialOlympics.org, the mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
De Mer adds, “The teachers, trainers, coaches, and volunteers have been amazing in dealing with her and all the other athletes. Their patience, enthusiasm, understanding, and encouragement of these very special athletes is par none. If there are true heroes in America today these people are some of the greatest. They congratulate each and every athlete the same, regardless where they place, and make them all feel ‘special’.”
“Special Olympics is for more than only the athletes,” says De Mer. “It’s also for the parents, family, and friends of the athletes. It gives everyone a way to come together, meet others living with special athletes, and learn from each other. It’s an opportunity to make new friends, find support, and to get involved in something that is extremely positive for everyone involved.”
“I really want to thank Special Olympics for everything they’ve done to help my daughter and family, as well as thank Girlfriends Films for giving me the opportunity to thank them in such a wonderful way,” states De Mer.
Girlfriends Films movies starring Syren De Mer include “Road Queen: Part 22,” “Poor Little Shyla: Volume 2,” “Please Make Me Lesbian: Part 5,” and “Lesbian Sex: Volume 9.”
To download the cover of “Please Make Me Lesbian: Part 5” starring Syren De Mer, visit http://www.girlfriendsfilms.com/index/store/dvds.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_images.tpl&product_id=339&category_id=25&keyword=syren+de+mer.
Girlfriends Films has a long history of charitable contributions, having donated over $20,000 in 2011. Last year the company recently restructured its charity program from an annual end-of-year donation to an ongoing, monthly program. AVN Media founder Paul Fishbein kicked off the 2012 giving with a donation to Best Friend Animal Society, followed by Tanya Tate’s gift to the National Breast Cancer Coalition, XBIZ Managing Editor Dan Miller’s donation to the American Red Cross, AVN Senior Editor Mark Kernes’ donation to the Guttmacher Institute, RayVeness’ selection of Treasures, and more.
Any Girlfriends Films performers interested in participating may apply by emailing the following information to PR@GirlfriendsFilms.com: name, AIP charity of choice, reason(s) for selecting the charity. Chosen performers will be asked to submit a personal photo depicting the performer engaged with the charity, the charity’s mission, or a similar charitable act. The photo will be used for promotional purposes.
About Special Olympics:
The concept for Special Olympics began in the early 1960s, when Eunice Kennedy Shriver saw how unjustly and unfairly people with intellectual disabilities were treated. She also saw that many children with special needs didn’t even have a place to play. She decided to take action. Soon, her vision began to take shape, as she held a summer day camp for young people with intellectual disabilities in her own backyard. The goal was to learn what these children could do in sports and other activities – and not dwell on what they could not do. This vision eventually grew into the global Special Olympics movement. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. It gives people continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. For more information, visit www.specialolympics.org.
About Girlfriends Films:
Girlfriends Films was created to provide realistic lesbian-sex movies for discerning viewers who demand the best. The studio’s combination of gorgeous performers, talented directors and aesthetic focus allows for Girlfriends Films to continuously produce best-selling movies appealing to both men and women. Girlfriends Films received AVN’s Best All-Girl Series award the last 5 years running and XRCO’s Best Girl/Girl Series 3 years in a row, while remaining “The Most Downloaded Studio” year after year on Hot Movies. In 2011, Girlfriends Films partnered with AbbyWinters.com to create the studio’s first ever content-rich pay site – www.GFFMembers.com. XCritic.com and TLARaw.com named Girlfriends Films the 2012 Adult Studio of the Year, while XBIZ declared GFF founder Dan O’Connell the 2012 Man of the Year. For more information, visit www.GirlfriendsFilms.com, www.Facebook.com/GF.Films and www.Twitter.com/GF_Films.