Publix stores host annual fundraising campaign for Special Olympics North Carolina January 1-12, 2020
Visit participating Publix stores January 1-12, 2020 to support the Special Olympics Torch Icon Campaign. With 45 stores participating throughout North Carolina, this campaign contributes to the mission of Special Olympics North Carolina, which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Support from local communities and Publix promotes social inclusion and opportunities for success for Special Olympics North Carolina athletes.
On Saturday, January 4 and Saturday, January 11 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Special Olympics North Carolina athletes will be onsite at Publix locations encouraging donors to purchase Torch Icons.
Find a participating Publix to support local athletes with a simple donation. In purchasing a Torch Icon at the register, customers and associates will receive extensive savings on Procter & Gamble brands like Tide®, Gain®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Gillette®, Venus®, Pampers®, Luvs®, Olay®, Ivory® and Vicks DayQuil or NyQuil®. Donations can be made at the register during check out for as little as $1 or a specific desired amount.
Over the past 40 years, Publix has raised more than $51.3 million through the Torch Icon Campaign for Special Olympics in seven states, helping to fund opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience pure joy through the transformative power of sports alongside family, friends and their local communities.
About Special Olympics North Carolina
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 www.specialolympicsnc.com. Engage with us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.
About Publix Super Markets
Publix is privately owned and operated by its more than 200,000 employees, with 2018 sales of $36.1 billion. Currently, Publix has 1,241 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. For 22 consecutive years, the company has been named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, and Publix ranked No. 1 on Fortune’s inaugural list of Best Big Companies to Work For in 2019. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website, corporate.publix.com.