(West Point, GA.) May 29, 2019 – Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Inc. (KMMG) recently donated $25,000 to Special Olympics Georgia and Special Olympics Troup County to assist the athletes during their games.
In Troup County, Ga., where KMMG is located, the funds helped the team travel to Atlanta for the state games at Emory University, funded a local Special Olympics event, and assisted with purchasing equipment.
“This is one of the most worthy organizations we have donated to,” said Stuart C. Countess, chief administrative officer of KMMG. “We were honored to partner with Special Olympics to help these outstanding athletes achieve their goals.”
More than 2,000 athletes competed in the Special Olympic games May 17-18 at Emory University. Locally, the Troup County Special Olympics took place May 15.
Caption: Stuart C. Countess, chief administrative officer for Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, far left, and T.J. White, manager of KMMG’s paint shop with his daughter, far right, are pictured with Troup County’s Special Olympic team.
About KMMG: Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) is the first manufacturing site in North America for Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, Korea. With an annual capacity of 340,000 units, KMMG is located on 2,200 acres in West Point, Georgia, and began mass production on Nov. 16, 2009. KMMG is home to the Telluride SUV, Sorento SUV, and the Optima mid-size sedan.