Publix and Procter & Gamble partner to #LIGHTTHETORCH for Special Olympics North Carolina

From January 4 through 20, Publix customers and associates can support Special Olympics by purchasing a Torch Icon at the register


Publix Super Markets and Procter & Gamble are helping customers save money all while supporting Special Olympics North Carolina.

From January 4 through 20, 2018, Publix customers and associates will be able to make a donation to Special Olympics North Carolina at the register and in turn will receive a special Torch Icon that includes exclusive savings on Procter & Gamble brands including Tide®, Gain®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Gillette®, Venus®, Pampers®, Luvs®, Olay®, Ivory®, Vicks DayQuil or NyQuil®. Donations can be made for as little as $1, $3, $5 or $10, and all donors will receive $14 in coupon savings.

“For 45 years, we have shared the vision of Special Olympics and have been proud supporters, along with our partners at Procter & Gamble, and our loyal Customers,” said Maria Brous, Publix director of media and community relations. “Together, since 1993, we have raised more than $40 million for Special Olympics in the states where we have stores. We take great pride in and thank our customers and associates for making a positive impact throughout the communities we serve.”

The 30 Publix Super Market locations in North Carolina are:


Publix Pointe 1441 Kelly Rd. Apex
Pinnacle Point 1830 Hendersonville Rd. Asheville
Three Creeks 1620 Blowing Rock Rd. Boone
Bradford 1020 Bradford Plaza Way Cary
Millpond Village 3480 Kildaire Farm Rd. Cary
Ballantyne Town Center 11222 Providence Rd. W Charlotte
Prosperity Village Square 10110 Benfield Rd. Charlotte
Shops at Southline 2222 South Blvd. Charlotte
Steele Creek Crossing 12810 S. Tryon St. Charlotte
Whitehall Commons 8120 S. Tryon St. Charlotte
Peace Haven Village 3150 Gammon Ln. Clemmons
Willow Oaks Crossing 5015 Weddington Rd. Concord
Magnolia Plaza 8315 Magnolia Estates Dr. Cornelius
Tallywood Shopping Center 3114 Raeford Rd. Fayetteville
Gastonia 1949 Hoffman Rd. Gastonia
Greenville Square 705 Greenville Blvd. SE Greenville
Lake Hickory Crossing 36 29th Ave. NE Hickory
Westchester Square 2005 N Main St., Ste. 101­­­ High Point
Market Square 9815 Rose Commons Dr. Huntersville
McKee Farms 3110 Fincher Farm Rd. Matthews
Mint Hill Commons 6828 Matthews Mint Hill Rd. Mint Hill
Hanfield Village 5132 Old Charlotte Hwy. Monroe
Brawley Commons 631 Brawley School Rd. Mooresville
New Bern 2004 S Glenburnie Rd. New Bern
North Pointe Shopping Center 134 Venture Ln. Statesville
Shoppes at Heritage Village 1030 Forestville Rd. Wake Forest
Weaverville Plaza 165 Weaver Blvd. Weaverville
Pine Valley 716 Bragg Dr. Wilmington
Ogden Market Place 7144 Market St. Wilmington
Winston-Salem 34 Miller St. Winston-Salem

To learn more about the 2018 #LightTheTorch Publix campaign, please visit Shoppers can also meet local athletes who will be on-site at Publix Super Market stores throughout the state on Saturday, January 13 and Saturday, January 20 from 12 pm to 2 pm.

About Special Olympics North Carolina

Throughout 2018, the Special Olympics movement is celebrating 50 years of joy, courage and empowerment. Since 1968, the organization has used the transformative power of sports to improve the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Nearly 40,000 athletes in North Carolina inspire thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide.  SONC offers year-round training and competition in 19 Olympic-type sports on local and state levels as well as health and wellness initiatives to improve the health status and increase access to community health resources for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Youth become agents of change through Unified Champion Schools, an education and sports based program created by Special Olympics to build an inclusive environment among youth with and without intellectual disabilities as well as empower them to become youth leaders and create change in their community. Visit Special Olympics North Carolina at Engage with us on TwitterInstagramFacebook and YouTube.

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