Donating almost a $1 million is no small feat, but Finish Line did it. Here’s all the information from SportsOneSource:
The Finish Line Youth Foundation raised more than $877,000 during its annual Holiday Drive for Special Olympics in Finish Line stores across the U.S. and online at finishline.com.
This year’s Holiday Drive theme, “Play Unified,” supported Special Olympics’ global movement that unites people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team.
“Special Olympics has been our primary partner for nearly five years as we have focused our support on fitness and sustaining healthy lifestyles. Donations from our generous customers during the Holiday Drive will promote the inclusion of athletes everywhere,” said Marty Posch, president of the Finish Line Youth Foundation.
During the drive, Finish Line held Play Unified events with athletes participating in sports from bocce to basketball to volleyball. “The passion our employees show for this organization and the athletes is a testament to the success of this partnership,” added Posch.
Twenty-three Finish Line stores nationwide also held #OneSolePurpose shopping sprees for Special Olympics athletes, equipping them with the latest and greatest footwear and apparel. For more information, check out a recap of these events on the Finish Line blog.