In 2012, Finish Line launched a multi-year partnership with Special Olympics to celebrate the everyday achievements of athletes everywhere.
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Finish Line Supports Special Olympics This Holiday Season
For the second year in a row, Finish Line, a leading athletic
shoe retailer has chosen Special Olympics to be one of the
beneficiaries of the Finish Line Youth Foundation's in-store and
online holiday customer and employee donation campaign. This
campaign is being held in Finish Line stores nationwide from
November 1 - December 31, 2013. The first $1 million raised
will be donated to Special Olympics.
The Holiday Consumer Donation Campaign is one key component of the
sponsorship with Special Olympics. In just two short years,
Finish Line and the Finish Line Youth Foundation have continued
their commitment to build a fully integrated partnership with
Special Olympics ensuring that both organizations are completely
associated with each other. In addition to this Holiday Consumer Donation Campaign, Finish Line has supported
Team USA on their journey to 2013 Special Olympics World Winter
Games in Korea, provided hundreds of employee volunteers from
Boston to Los Angeles, and actively raises funds through their
consumer donation campaigns, like their holiday and
Back-to-School drives in August and sales co-branded
merchandise online and in Finish Line's more than 650
In addition, Finish Line is also the national sponsorship of
Special Olympics TRAIN - a sports assessment and nutrition
education program designed to help Special Olympics athletes stay
active, stay healthy, and achieve their personal best.
"This partnership is a great fit for us," said Dr. Timothy P.
Shriver, Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics International. "We
are a sports organization and Finish Line is a great sports brand
with a passion to celebrate the achievements of athletes
everywhere. Finish Line's commitment to supporting athletes with
intellectual disabilities will be a tremendous asset as we continue
to work to promote acceptance and inclusion for all people."