The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games is joining forces with 48 Jersey Mike’s Subs locations in New York, including several on Long Island, for its 12th Annual March “Month of Giving” campaign.
During the month of March, customers can make a donation at any Jersey Mike’s restaurant to help more than 100 local Team New York athletes and the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, to be held June 5 to June 12, in Orlando, Fla. Athletes will compete in 19 sports including athletics, gymnastics, swimming, tennis, basketball, flag football and many more.
The Month of Giving campaign will culminate with Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 30, when local Jersey Mike’s restaurants will give 100 percent of the day’s sales to the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games and the local state programs attending the USA Games.
This will be the first time in the 12-year history of Month of Giving that Jersey Mike’s owners and operators nationwide will support a single cause. The company hopes to surpass last year’s record-breaking $15 million raised for charity. Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving has raised more than $47 million for local charities since it began in 2011.
“We’ve been involved with Special Olympics since 1975, and it is an honor for Jersey Mike’s to be the presenting partner of the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games,” Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO, said in a company statement. “We support the organization’s mission to foster inclusivity, and help its athletes shine on and off the field. I invite everyone to join us and celebrate our country’s Special Olympics athletes during Month of Giving.”
Throughout March, customers can make donations through the Jersey Mike’s mobile app or in-store.