Jersey Mike’s campaign supports Special Olympics
Jersey Mike’s Subs locations on Long Island will participate in the company’s annual Day and Month of Giving campaigns that will benefit Special Olympics New York.
Customers at 23 Jersey Mike’s shops on Long Island can donate to Special Olympics NY throughout the month of March. The campaign culminates with the company’s Day of Giving on Wednesday, March 29, when Jersey Mike’s restaurants will give 100 percent of the day’s sales to support the athletes of Special Olympics NY.
“I would like to extend a personal invitation to you and your family to visit Jersey Mike’s Subs throughout the month of March, and especially on Day of Giving when 100 percent of sales – every penny – goes to help a great local cause,” Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO, said in a company statement.
Special Olympics New York is the largest state chapter in the country, serving more than 42,000 athletes across New York with year-round sports training, athletic competition and health screenings. The organization also partners with more than 200 schools statewide to offer Unified Sports, where students with and without disabilities compete as teammates. All Special Olympics New York programs are offered at no cost to athletes, their families or caregivers.
“Jersey Mike’s is a true champion of champions. Every dollar donated during the Month of Giving, and every dollar spent at partner locations March 29, will help change lives for people with intellectual differences,” Special Olympics New York President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman said in the statement. “Our athletes, families, and supporters look forward to celebrating inclusion with Jersey Mike’s all month long.”
At its first nationwide fundraiser in 2011, all of Jersey Mike’s 454 locations raised $600,000 for 66 charities. Since then, Jersey Mike’s annual Month of Giving has raised more than $67 million for local charities.