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President of Standard Valuation Services Raises Nearly $15K for Special Olympics

MINEOLA, NEW YORK, February 2, 2008/Standard Valuation Services/- A firm believer in the importance of community service, Matthew L. Smith, President and co-founder of Standard Valuation Services in Mineola, raised nearly $15,000 for the Special Olympics in February – by organizing a team to participate in a "Penguin Plunge" into the freezing waters of Connecticut's Highland Lake.

For Mr. Smith, real estate is a family business. Both his father and his grandfather sold real estate on Long Island, and he has been involved with the industry since 1983. Mr. Smith was born and raised in Mineola, and now lives in Dix Hills with his wife, Joanne, and their three children. Mr. Smith can be reached at (516) 248-6922 or msmith@standardvaluation.com.

About Standard Valuation Services

Standard Valuation Services is one of the New York City metropolitan area's largest full-service appraisal companies, with a diverse range of experience that extends from Manhattan to Montauk and includes both residential and commercial properties. Founded in 1989, Standard Valuation Services is actively involved with the Appraisal Institute and the New York Board of Real Estate Appraisal. For more information, please visit www.standardvaluation.com.

About Special Olympics

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.

Contact:
Barbara Gillespie
Director of Public Relations and Marketing
Standard Valuation Services
Phone: (516) 248-6922, Ext. 243
bgillespie@standardvaluation.com

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